Inmates beat up land salesman; gets non cash bail

A salesman  who complained of being assaulted while in detention in police cells has been granted bail so that he could seek medication and  to find credible people to be his sureties as the offences he was facing were bailable.

The  salesman is facing six counts of offence including two counts of obtaining money by false pretences.

Gift Mwiya, 33, of house no. 24/2 News Kanyama Township told resident magistrate Kenneth Mulife that he has been suffering beating in the cell where he was detained for three weeks.

This was when the matter came up for plea on Thursday to which he pleaded not guilty to all the six counts

“Your honour, I have been in custody for three weeks and I have been beaten. My body is paining all over. I want to seek medical treatment,” he said.

Magistrate Mulife granted Mwiya non cash bail with two working sureties with traceable record and domiciled in Lusaka.

“I will admit you to bail and you will not pay anything,” he said.

Mwiya is appearing in court facing six counts, among them two for obtaining money amounting K110, 000 by false pretences

In count one, Mwiya is charged with forgery contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of offence are that on April 16, 2015 in Lusaka with intent to defraud or deceive, Mwiya did make a false document namely certificate of title no. 19232 stand no. 169181 Lusaka, purporting to show that it was genuinely issued by the Ministry of Lands when in fact not.

In count two, Mwiya is charged with altering a false document contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of offence are that on April 16, 2015 in Lusaka, Mwiya knowingly and fraudulently did alter a false document namely certificate of title no. 19232 stand no. 169181 to Judith Mwanachula.

In court three, Mwiya is facing the offence of obtaining money by false pretences contrary section 309 of the penal code chapter 87 of the law of Zambia.

Particulars of offence are that Mwiya on April 16, 2015 in Lusaka with intent to defraud or
deceive did obtain K60, 000 from Judith Mwanachula by falsely pretending that he had a plot for sale when  in fact not.

In count four, Mwiya is charged with forgery contrary to the law.

Particulars of the offence are that Mwiya on May 21, 2015 with intent to defraud or deceive did make a false document namely certificate of title no. 28737, stand no. 25952 Lusaka purporting to show that it was genuinely issued by the Ministry of Lands when in fact not.

In count five, Mwiya is charged with altering false document contrary of the Penal Code.

Particulars of offence are that Mwiya on May 21, 2015 knowingly and fraudulently, did alter a false document namely certificate of title no. 28737 stand no. 25952 Lusaka to Dean Joseph Nalumpa.

In count six, Mwiya is facing the offence of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to the Penal Code.

Particular of offence are that Mwiya on May 21, 2015 with intent to defraud or deceive did obtain K50, 000 from Dean Joseph Nalumpa

Magistrate Mulife adjourned the matter July 9, 2015 for commencement of trial.

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