A CUSTOMER service manager of ECO Bank has appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates Court for allegedly stealing over K50,000.
Sebitwane Mwala, 44, appeared before Magistrate Sheila Mweene after he was accused of stealing cash in the sum of K51,000.
Mwala could not take plea because Ms Mweene recused herself from handling the matter as the accused is a person whom she knew on a personal level.
She, however, re-allocated the matter to another magistrate where Mwala is expected to take his plea.
Mwala is facing one count of theft by servant contrary to Section 272 of the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that on unknown dates but between February 1 and April 31 last year, Mwala being a person employed by Eco Bank as customer service manager, allegedly stole K51,000 property of his employer.
He was arrested on April 13 last year and released on bond awaiting court proceedings.
Mwala is expected to appear in court again this week for plea.
In another court, two businessmen of Lusaka are expected to appear for being in possession of K2,600 fake notes.
Arnold Sakala, 32, of Mtendere compound and Samuel Ngwira, 58, of Lilanda, are expected to appear in court after they were allegedly found in possession of 26 K100 fake notes.
Sakala and Ngwira are facing one count of purchasing fake notes contrary to the laws of Zambia.
It is alleged that Sakala and Ngwira on January 12 this year without any lawful authority had K2,600 counterfeit notes bearing serial numbers FB/ 126537065 x 2, FB/ 1226537050 x 11 and FB/ 126537057 x 13.
The duo were arrested on January 26 and we’re released on bond and are expected to appear in court this week.