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1,746 people died in the 1,462 fatal road accidents in 2019, Police Say

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POLICE say a total of 1,746 people died in the 1,462 fatal road accidents in 2019.
And police say it recorded a total of 30,648 road accidents in the same year.
Deputy Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga in a statement said in the same year, 5,012 people were injured while  8,149 others were slightly injured in different road accidents.
Hamoonga said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 16,435, followed by Copperbelt with 5,111 whilst Muchinga Province recorded the least with 731 road traffic accidents.
And Hamoonga said during the same year, police raised over K44 million as Admission of Guilt fines.
He said 145,984 road traffic offences were recorded under the same period.

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Court sentences a clearing agent 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for altering false import documents

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THE Nakonde Magistrate Court has sentenced a Clearing Agent of Ntindi Village to twelve (12) months imprisonment with hard labour for altering false import documents.

Teddy Sikaonga aged 29, was found guilty on eight (8) counts for altering import documents in order to clear goods with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA).

In a statement, ZRA Corporate Communications Officer Topsy Sikalinda revealed that the court sentenced Sikaonga to twelve (12) months Imprisonment with Hard Labour on each count and further suspended the sentence for a period of twenty-four (24) months.

“The court ordered that Teddy Sikaonga will not conduct any business with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as a Clearing Agent for a period of 1 year and 6 moths effective from 23rd July 2020. Failure to observe the order he will serve a term of imprisonment of the suspended sentence,” Sikalinda said.

He said Sikaonga had presented false documents namely; four (4) invoices and four (4) bills of lading to Genuine Logistics Limited and Dumela West Freight Limited, both Clearing Companies to make declarations on his behalf because the Clearing company he was working for had been suspended by ZRA from conducting business.

Sikalinda added that the import documents presented by Sikaonga to the two companies showed that four trucks were carrying water pumps being imported into Zambia by Universal Mining Chemical Industries of Lusaka when in fact Universal Mining Chemical Industries had not imported any such pumps.

Sikalinda said the authority further established that the four trucks were in fact carrying clothing materials, 200 ml empty bottles, assorted bousehold items and building Material which were not imported by Universal Mining Chemical Industries but for other importers.

“The motive for using the falsified documents was done in order to avoid paying taxes because water pumps are zero-rated,” Sikalinda said.

And Sikalinda said the falsifying of the import documents could have resulted in revenue loss to the Government amounting to K443,341.

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Court jails Ndola woman, who stoned neighbor’s child, to five years imprisonment

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THE Ndola Magistrates Court has sentenced Madrine Numwa, an MTN employee of Ndeke Township to five years imprisonment for assaulting a five-year-old boy.

Numwa was arrested last year after the boy’s mother Caroline Mumba, 35 a resident of the same area reported the case to police.

According to Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga said on the material day, the boy and his friends were playing outside Numwa’s house while lighting fireworks.

She explained Numwa threw a stone at the children which hit the victim on the forehead and sustained a deep cut.

After months on trial, Namuwa was convicted today and sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour.

(Source: Kalemba)

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Police warn and caution Charles Siamutwa for giving false information to a public officer

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POLICE in Lusaka have warned and cautioned Charles Siamutwa for Giving False Information to a Public Officer.

Spokesperson Esther Katongo has disclosed in a statement to Mwebantu that in 2019, a client engaged Charles Siamutwa of Messrs Charles Siamutwa Legal Practitioners to represent him in a dispute involving the purchase and shareholding of Ultimate Insurance Company Ltd.

Katongo said Siamutwa allegedly organized two lawyers to represent the previous shareholders and Ultimate Insurance in filling in a Consent Judgement in the High Court of Zambia Commercial Registry on 29th May, 2019.

“It later turned out that the person that Charles Siamutwa organized to sign on behalf of Imasiku & Company was not a lawyer and that the law firm Imasiku & Company was at the material time had been declared insolvent,” Katongo said.

She said police have since warned and cautioned Siamutwa for Giving False Information to a Public Officer. He is in Police custody.

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