TWO sureties who guaranteed bail for a Syrian national accused of human trafficking have been jailed four months simple imprisonment after failing to pay a fine of K40,000 after the accused failed to appear before the court.
Justine Mulenga of Helen Kaunda and Patrick Ngoma of Mtendere were sent to jail for failure to bring an accused person to court.
Suliman Alhamadan of Makeni was facing one count of trafficking persons contrary to the laws of Zambia and was appearing before Magistrate Sylvia Munyinya.
When the matter came up for continued trial in the Lusaka Magistrates Court, the State prosecutor told the court that he had received information that the accused had allegedly jumped bail but his sureties were before court.
After failing to inform the court of the whereabouts of the accused they were fined K40,000 cash in default or four months imprisonment. Mulenga and Ngoma failed to raise the K40,000 each and were sent to jail.
Meanwhile, two weeks ago another surety from Chainama Hills College representing the accused was jailed five months for failing to bring another accused who is facing a charge of abduction known as Suleman to court.
The court has issued two more bench warrants to two other sureties representing the two accused.