Nevers slapped with new charge

NEVERS Mumba has taken a fresh plea of not guilty after the State included a new charge of giving false information to a public officer. In this case Mumba is charged with two counts of criminal trespass and providing false information to a public officer. When the case came up for trial yesterday the State asked to substitute the indictment to include the new charge. Principal Magistrate David Simusamba substituted the indictment and asked Mumba to take a fresh plea. Mumba said he understood all the charges but told the court that he did not commit any of the offences. The State told the court that they were ready to commence trial on both counts but Mumba’s lawyer Robert Simeza asked the court for an adjournment as he had not received instructions on the new charge. Mr Simusamba adjourned the case to allow Mr Simeza to receive instructions from his client. In the first count, Mumba is charged with giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 125 (a) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Mumba on September 8 this year in Lusaka gave false information to Constable Rabson Mwanza  of the Zambia Police Service that he had an appointment with the ZNBC news Editor which was false. In the second count, Mumba is charged with criminal trespass and it is alleged that on September 8 this year in Lusaka, Mumba whilst acting with others unknown entered the ZNBC premises with intent to intimidate and annoy staff.

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