Chililabombwe Abortionist plead not guilty
Chililabombwe, Wednesday, July 10, 2013, ZANIS —– The proprietors of the two health facilities in Chililabombwe were illegal abortions where allegedly being carried out have today pleaded not guilty to the offence.
The accused also pleaded not guilty to the offence of operating unregistered and unlicensed facilities as well as operating as medical professionals without practicing licenses.
Peter Kaseba, 41, a Congolese national of house number 569 Hillside Area of Chililabombwe and Amos Mwape, 32, a businessman of house number KT 001, Kakoso township appeared in the Chililabombwe Magistrate Court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the two charges.
Particulars of the first offence were that for Peter Kaseba did operate a health facility without a license on unknown dates but between 1st January 2012 and 26th June 2013 contrary to section 36 of the Health Professions Act number 24 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia.
On the second count, the offence was that Kaseba practiced as a health practitioner without a practicing license over the same period contrary to section 15 of the Health Professions Act number 24 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of offence for Amos Mwape were that he operated an unregistered pharmacy namely Only God Drug Store between 1st January 2013 and 29th June 2013 contrary to section 14 of the Medicines and Allied Substances Act number three of 2013 of the Laws of Zambia.
On the second count, the offence was that Mwape practiced as a health practitioner without a practicing license contrary to section 15 of the Health Profession Act number 24 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia.
Magistrate Peggy Banda set 24th July as the date for commencement of trail while the two, who were being represented by G Kalandanya of Douglas and Company, remained in Police custody.
Despite having handed themselves to the Police, their bail application were by the court denied on grounds that they were still being investigated by other government investigative wings.
Early this month, a racket in which some medical facilities in Chililabombwe were allegedly operating as illegal abortion ‘clinics’ was unearthed resulting in the detention of a Police officer, who is wife to Peter Kaseba.