21 May 2012

Zambia: G3 Guards Put On Defence in Theft Case

THREE G3-security guards and another man have been found with a case to answer by a Kabwe court for the theft of more than 200 bags of maize from FVG Kabwe Milling Company and placed on their defence.

This is in a case in which the four are appearing in court for the theft of 298 bags of maize from FVG Milling.

Facts before the court are that on unknown dates but between September 30 and October 12, 2011, the four stole the maize valued at more than K14 million.

The G3 guards are Innocent Mambwe, Isaac Nahu and Eugene Kapwaya and the busines executive is Sebastian Muchindu while another is on the run.

Making ruling, magistrate Mary Chibanga said the prosecution team had proved its case and found the accused persons with a case to answer and put them on their defence.

But in examination in chief by State prosecutor Aaron Kuyeli, Mambwe told the court in his defence that as a security guard who was responsible for looking after the FVG Milling warehouse, he did not record any reports of any person breaking into the warehouse or theft of maize.

He told the court that he was asked by Nahu to assist him sell the maize in town and after which the money was given to the owner together with the receipts.

Another accused person, Kapwaya denied stealing the maize saying he was asked by Nahu to do piecework to load and sell the maize but later he was shocked to be told that the maize was stolen.

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