Mkukula Senior Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lumbadzi, has sentenced three people to 4 years imprisonment with hard labour over the offence of fraud.
Lumbadzi Police Station Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Felix Kwinyani said that the two imprisoned are Ali Issa and Joseph Nyongani whereas Paul Nkhokwe has been jailed to 2 years over the same offence.
Accordig to Kwinyani, the court heard through State Prosecutor Inspector Bodwin Msukwa that on February 9, 2022 the claimed to be running a Rural Nutrition Hunger Project organization went to ND Madalitso Vita Meal Plant in Lumbadzi where they bought 400 bags of Soya beans weighing 20,000 kilograms and was valued at 8 million kwacha using an 8 million kwacha ECO bank cheque which was deposited at National bank.
The company’s managing director Napoleon Dzombe received phone call from bank telling him that the deposited cheque was fake hence it bounced hence arresting and convicting the suspects who pleaded guilty over the charges.
Alli Isa 46, hails from Msungamoyo Village, T/ A Kabudula, Joseph Nyongani 45, from Malambe Village, T/A Chitukula both from Lilongwe District while Paul Nkhokwe 37, comes from Kalaliki Village, T /A Mlumbe in Zomba District