A woman constable in Chirundu has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates Court accused of forging a Grade 12 certificate which she allegedly used to obtain employment as a police officer in the Zambia Police Service.
Mulako Naluba, 42, of High Cost area in Chirundu, could not take plea due to the absence of Magistrate-in-Charge and is expected to appear for plea this week before Magistrate Faides Hamaundu.
Naluba is under count one facing a charge of forgery contrary to section 342 and 347 of the laws of Zambia
It is alleged that Naluba on dates unknown but in 1994 and December 31, 1999, with intent to defraud or deceive forged a document namely a Grade 12 certificate no. 880880980 by purporting that it was genuinely issued by the Examination Council of Zambia when in fact not.
In count two Naluba is facing a charge of uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Naluba on unknown dates but In October 1999 knowingly and fraudulently uttered the false Grade 12 certificate no. 880880980 to Chomba Chaongopa.
She is in count three facing a charge of obtaining pecuniary advantage contrary to section 309 A(1) of the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Naluba on dates unknown but between October 1, 1999 and 28 November 2015, by false pretences, dishonestly obtained for herself K224, 718 remuneration as a woman constable in the Zambia Police Service ,employment which was secured through a forged Grade 12 certificate.