Suspended councillor pays back

 

THE case in which suspended Patriotic Front (PF) Ndeke ward Councilor Evans Nsokolo is facing three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses was yesterday discontinued after the suspended councillor paid back the money he is alleged to have obtained.

After spending 10 days at Kamfinsa Remand Prison where he was last week sent by Kitwe Principal Resident  Magistrate Ikechukwu Iduma for failure  to appear in court, Nsokolo appeared in court yesterday and paid back the money he is alleged to have obtained on false  pretenses by falsely pretending to have plots for sale when in-fact he had nothing.

Last week, Magistrate Iduma ordered that Nsokolo  be remanded at Kamfinsa State Prison pending hearing whether to revoke  his bond or not.

Nsokolo, who was facing three counts of obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to the laws of Zambia, paid back the money in the court room after the complaints demanded that they wanted to reconcile with the suspended councillor on conditions that he paid back the money he falsely obtained from them.

Particulars of the offences  are that Nsokolo aged 36 of house 512 Ndeke Changa Changa was charged with three courts of obtaining money by false pretences to which he pleaded not guilty.

In the first count, it is alleged that Nsokolo on September 13, 2015  did obtained money amounting to K 21,000 from Eunice Mwanamwamba with intend to defraud by falsely pretending to have plots for sale when in-fact he had no plot for sale.

In the second count, Nsokolo on September 13, 2015 with intend to defraud did obtain K18,500 cash from Carol Mutafela pretending to have a plot when in fact not .

In count three Nsokolo, on August 16, 2012 in Kitwe fraudulent tricked and obtained  K13,000 from Paul Kaoma.

When the matter came up for trial yesterday, in the first count, Ms Mwanamwambwa asked the court to allow her reconcile with Nsokolo on conditions that he paid back the money which he falsely obtained from him.

Magistrate Iduma asked Nsokolo if he had the money, which he said he had  and wanted to pay back.

Nsokolo paid back the K21,000 to Ms Mwanamwambwa , K18,500 to Ms Mutafela and  K13,000 to Mr Kaoma.

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