CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
IN a new twist, the Lusaka business executive who accused senior lawyer Mutemwa Mutemwa, his son Mutemwa Jnr and a police officer of stealing US$800,000 from his house has now applied to withdraw the legal complaint against the trio. Lishandu Chinjenge told Lusaka chief resident magistrate Dominic Makalicha that he no longer wants to pursue the case to avoid jeopardising the client-lawyer relationship between himself and State Counsel Mutemwa. He said despite having filed a lawsuit against Mr Mutemwa, the State Counsel is still his lawyer. “I still have ongoing transactions with the counsel and I don’t wish to change lawyers,” Mr Chinjenge said. Mutemwa, 62, a legal practitioner of Nkandu Road, Dennis Kayombo, 42, a police officer of Zani Muone West, and Mutemwa Jnr, 40, a lawyer of Ibex Hill, are accused of stealing US$800,000. The money allegedly went missing when law enforcement agencies, in the company of the trio, were conducting a search at Mr Chinjenge’s house.
It is alleged that on October 19 this year, Mutemwa and his son Mutemwa Jr, while acting with others, stole US$800,000 belonging to Mr Chinjenge. In the second count, it is alleged that on the same date, Kayombo, who is charged with theft by servant, stole US$800,000 which came into his possession by virtue of his employment in the police service. The accused persons pleaded not guilty before CLICK TO READ MORE