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Man nabbed over K40,000 fraud

By NANCY SIAME
THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a 44-year-old businessman of Chipata for alleged money laundering involving over K40,000.
DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo said in a statement issued on Saturday that Maimisa Makabaniso, 44, of plot number 1764 Kalongwezi residential area in Chipata, has been arrested for alleged forgery, uttering of false documents, obtaining credit by false pretences and money laundering.
“Particulars of the offence are that Makabaniso, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between January 1, 2012 and February 28 last year with intent to defraud, did forge his national registration card (NRC), which he uttered and presented to an officer at the Ministry of Youth and Sport, together with loan application forms and obtained a loan amounting to K49,950 purporting that he was aged between 18 and 35 when in fact he was 42 years old,” Ms Katongo said.
She said Makabaniso has been granted K10,000 cash bail with two working sureties.
Ms Katongo said the Chipata Magistrate’s Court has set October 14, 2014 as the date for commencement of trial.


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