AMOS CHANDA

Police in Lusaka have arrested Richard Joseph Mutale aged 42 years of Makeni, Lusaka for the offences of Forgery contrary to section 342, Uttering a false document contrary to Section 352 and Obtaining Money by False Pretences Contrary to Section 309 Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Richard Joseph Mutale is alleged to have forged the signature of the Special Assistant to the President (Press and Public Relations), Mr. Amos Chanda purporting that Mr. Amos Chanda had written and signed a letter dated 13th March, 2019 addressed to the Managing Director for Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company based in the United Kingdom for a business appointment with the Head of State and demanding a payment for fixing an appointment.

Using the said forged letter, Richard Joseph Mutale obtained K10, 000=00 from the General Manager of Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd and later issued him with a forged General Receipt as payment for Presidential Appointment for non-Zambians.

Upon arrest, a search was conducted and the suspect was found in possession of various forged documents among them were documents bearing forged signatures of the Republican President, His Excellency- Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu.

The suspect is detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.

ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO,
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

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