Man dragged to court over salary

A 58-year-old man of Ndola who was accused of fraudulently uttering a false document with intent to getting a job with a salary of US$7000 by purporting that it was genuinely issued and signed by Gemini Mining Limited when in fact  not has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Sofianopaulos Theodoros, a Greek national, denied the charge in the Lusaka magistrates’ court.

Theodoros is in count one between October 1, 2010 and February 28, 2012 with intent to defraud or deceive allegedly made a false document namely letter of appointment in the names of Sofianopaulos Theodoros passport NO.706975 purporting that his monthly salary was $7000 issued by Gemini Mining Limited.

In count two in the same period, Theodoros allegedly fraudulently did utter a false document namely letter of appointment in his names to Nathan Ngoma.

Magistrate Nchimunya Simabubi adjourned the matter to October 14 for commencement of trial.

Meanwhile, a police officer of Lilayi in Lusaka who was accused of having unlawful carnal knowledge of a girl under the age of 16 without her consent has appeared in the Lusaka magistrates Court.

Vincent Kasonde, 43, is accused of the offence of defilement contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Trial could, however, not commence because the defence made an application to adjourn the matter.

Magistrate Mwaba adjourned the matter to October 3 for commencement of trial.