Nakonde Female Agent Gets 6 Months for Fraud

A 37 year old Zambian Mary Nakamba, 37, a clearing agent of Nakonde’s Tazara Compound has been sentenced to Six months for smuggling and forgery by the Nakonde Magistrate Court.

Nakamba, was on Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 found guilty on one count of the offence of making a false declaration contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

She was further found guilty on two counts of the offence of uttering forgery contrary to sections 347 and 352 of the Penal Code Act.

In count one, facts established before court were that Nakamba falsely declared to the Customs Services at Nakonde that a motor vehicle, namely a Toyota RAV 4, imported by a Mr. Royd Mundongo of Lusaka was in transit to Zimbabwe when in fact not thereby, defrauding the Republic of Zambia of revenue in the sum of K37,232.60.

In count two, facts established before court were that she knowingly altered to a Mr. Royd Mundongo a forged payment receipt purporting that the same was issued by the Zambia Revenue Authority when in fact not.

And in count three, it was established that she altered a forged invoice to a Mr. Stephen Sikaonga  of Nakonde purporting that the same was issued by Be Forward Limited of Japan in respect of the Toyota RAV 4 imported by Royd Mumdongo when in fact not.

In count one, the now convict Mary Nakamba was sentenced to pay a fine amount of K5,000 and was ordered to refund Mr. Royd Mundongo a total sum of K30,100, an amount she received to pay taxes. In count two and three, Ms Nakamba, in each count, sentenced to six (6) months simple imprisonment but that the sentences will run concurrently. The jail terms are with effect from 10th October 2018.

The motor vehicle has also been seized and forfeited to the State.

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