Police officer faces false pretence charges

A POLICE officer of Lusaka West who was accused of obtaining more than K 19,000 from different persons on false pretence that he was going to facilitate their recruitment in the Zambia Police Service has denied the charges leveled against him.

In denying the charge Masuka Libingi, 34, told Magistrate Twambo Musonda that he understood the charges leveled against him but denied committing the offences.

He is in count one facing a charge of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to section 309 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Libingi in August last year, with intent to defraud and deceive obtained K5,000 cash from Simambo Yawe by falsely pretending that he would facilitate for his recruitment  in the Zambia Police Service when in fact not.

Under the same charge, Libingi is alleged to have obtained K3,360 cash from Innocent Kamuso by falsely pretending that he would facilitate  his recruitment  in the Zambia Police Service when in fact not.

He is in counts three, four, five, six and seven, eight and nine facing charges of obtaining money by false pretences.

Libingi is also accused of obtained K1,350 cash from Ronda Goma and K2,300 from Sililo Nyambe, K1,600 cash from Josam Mwansa and K2,300 from Mubita Chizoka, and K 1,550 from Spendford Phiri by falsely pretending that he would facilitate for  recruitment  in the Zambia Police Service when in fact not.

Libingi was released on bail in the like sum of K 15,000 with two working sureties in the like sum of K 15,000 each.

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