A 34-year-old banker of Lusaka’s Kamwala South has denied being involved in money laundering, stealing a total of K507,000 by false pretences and uttering false documents.
Namakau Kapui told Magistrate Ireen Wishimanga that she understood the charges levelled against her but denied pocketing the money.
She said the charges were a mere allegation meant to damage her reputation.
Kapui was arrested on November 26 last year and was released on bond awaiting trial.
In the first count, Kapui is facing a charge of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to the laws of Zambia.
She is alleged to have on January 1 and 31 December, 2014, with intent to defraud with others unknown obtained K300,000 by falsely pretending that Charity Muhabila made such a request when in fact not.
In the second count Kapui is facing a charge of forgery contrary to the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Kapui on the same dates jointly with others unknown with intent to defraud, forged a document namely transfer instruction letter purpoting to show that Ms Muhabila issued it to the bank to transfer money amounting to K300,000 in account no. 0612751100149 when in fact not.
In the third count Kapui is facing a charge of uttering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that the accused on the same dates jointly with others unknown with intent to defraud, knowingly and fraudulently, uttered a document namely transfer instruction to a bank official.
In count four, Kapui faces a charge of money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Kapui on November 1 ,2014 and December 31,2015 acting together with others unknown engaged directly or indirectly in money laundering activities involving proceeds of crime amounting to K207,000 that was fraudulently transferred into account no. 1815567100196 in the names of Martha Nkata.
The matter continues on March 4 for trial.