Money given as evidence in court disappears

Money given as evidence in court disappears


Two Hundred Thousand Kwacha has gone missing at the Lusaka Magistrates Court after being tendered into evidence in a case involving murder convict Precious Longwe.

The money is the property of Bank ABC, Longwe’s former employer.

Longwe was sentenced to four years imprisonment for stealing the said money which was found in her matrimonial bedroom by police who were investigating the murder of her husband Akakanda Litebele.

Following the sentence, the court ruled that the money be given back to the bank. However, last week when an envoy of the bank went to collect the money, it was discovered that it has gone missing.

Investigations have since been instituted.

Recently, there has been a spate of criminal activities involving break-ins at the court, as well as theft of court exhibits.

Meanwhile, some court officials are facing criminal charges for allegedly stealing cocaine exhibits at the same court.

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