A POLICE officer and three others have appeared in a Lusaka magistrate’s court for allegedly stealing more than K156,000 from a local firm.
Joseph Nyambanza of Emmasdale Police Camp, who is believed to be operating from Kanyama Police Station, and three others, have since pleaded not guilty to the offence of theft.
Nyambanza, 48, Constance Himanje, 31, an administration assistant, Newton Ng’ambi, 31, a business development manager, and Musa Muwowo, 47, a business executive, are charged with two counts of theft.
Himanje and Ng’ambi in the first count jointly and while acting together in Lusaka and as persons employed by Rajic Cargo Service Limited Company are alleged to have stolen US$9,150, K1,040 cash, two computers and two HP LaserJet printers altogether valued at K156,800 from their employer.
It is alleged in the second count that Nyambanza and Muwowo on November 12, 2015 in Lusaka allegedly stole $9,150, K1,040 cash, two computers and two HP LaserJet printers altogether valued at K156, 800, the property of Rajic Cargo Service Limited.
When the charge was read out to them by Lusaka magistrate Lameck Mwale, the four told the court that although they understood the charge, they were not guilty.
Mr Mwale adjourned the case to January 11, 2015 for trial.