– Retired teacher jailed for possessing fake dollars

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—-A retired teacher from Luanshya has been
sentenced to 3 years simple imprisonment by the Lusaka Magistrate
court for being in possession of two hundred and thirty (230) fake 100
dollar notes.

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In this matter, Ireen Muzyamba of Luanshya, Emmanuel Mulongwe 28, a
Lusaka resident and Ignatius Kalaba,44 from Kapiri Mposhi were jointly
charged for being in possession of counterfeit currency notes
contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Ireen Muzyamba the retired teacher was also found in possession of
implements used to make counterfeit dollars and her co-accused
Ignatius Kalaba has also been sentenced to one year imprisonment with
hard labour for being in possession of thirty three (33) notes of 100
dollar counterfeit notes.

The third accused person in the matter Emmanuel Mulongwe, 28 was
acquitted last week after the court could not find him as an
accomplice because the counterfeit notes could not be traced to him as
a source or being on duty of finding a supplier or buyer.

In the first count Emmanuel Mulongwe and Ireen Muzyamba are jointly
charged for being in possession of counterfeit currency notes
contrary to section 358 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of
Zambia.

It is alleged that Emmanuel Mulongwe and Ireen Muzyamba on 13 March
2014 jointly and whilst acting together did possess two hundred and
thirty (230) pieces of 100 dollars counterfeit currency notes without
lawful authority.

And in the second count, Emmanuel Mulongwe is jointly charged Ignatius
Kalaba for being in possession of counterfeit currency notes contrary
to section 358 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Emmanuel Mulongwe and Ignatius Kalaba on March
13, 2014 jointly and whilst acting together did possess thirty three
(33)pieces of 100 dollars counterfeit currency notes without lawful
authority.

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In mitigation, Muzyamba asked the court to exercise maximum leniency
on her as she was a diabetic patient and also had an eye problem hence
needs be seeking medical attention.

And Kalaba also said the court should consider exercising leniency
when passing sentence as he was a 1st offender and has 6 children to
look after as he had separated with his wife.

And in passing sentence, Magistrate Wendy Chibesakunda said she found
the accused persons Ireen Muzyamba and Ignatius Kalaba guilty as they
were found in possession of the suspected counterfeit notes which were
proved to be counterfeit by the Bank of Zambia.

The magistrate further said the offence in question  was
sufficient evidence hence both the accused persons have not justified
their being found in possession of the counterfeit notes hence
convicted them accordingly.

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