Lusaka lawyer, Nellie Mutti arrested and charged with theft and forgery.

Lusaka lawyer Nelly Mutti
Lusaka lawyer Nelly Mutti

PROMINENT Lusaka lawyer, Nellie Mutti has been arrested and charged with 33 counts relating to theft and forgery.
This is in connection with the payment of more than K35 million to former Government employees.
Ms Mutti, of Lukona Chambers, was arrested in Lusaka yesterday but released on police bond waiting for court appearance on March 23, 2014.
Assistant police spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga confirmed in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that Ms Mutti had been charged with forgery contrary to section 342 of the Laws of Zambia.
“She has also been charged with uttering of a contract as well as 31 counts relating to theft, contrary to section 272 of the Laws of Zambia,” Mr Hamoonga said.
The arrest of Ms Mutti comes barely weeks after the police recorded a warn and caution statement from her after being accused of stealing more than K35,951,705.08.
The money was part of the amount the Government released for 3,523 retirees who left their employment under voluntary separation in the late 1990s.
Ms Mutti represented the 3,523 retirees under the Voluntary Separation Association of Zambia (VSAZ) in a long protracted legal battle to claim the pensioners’ benefits.