UPND lawmaker’s fraud case adjourned

By KELVIN SIABANA

RULING in a case in which UPND Lufwanyama Member of Parliament (MP) Leonard Fungulwe, is facing a charge of fraud has been adjourned to March 7th 2018 by the Kalulushi Magistrate court.

Recently the Kalulushi Magistrate court heard how Fungulwe, as a parliamentarian, continued drawing a monthly salary in 2016 for four months amounting to more than K15, 000 whilst working as a Teacher.

Fungulwe 43, of Lufwanyama appeared before Kalulushi Magistrate Chrisantos Chandi.

He is charged with two counts, namely fraud contrary to section 123 of the penal code cap 87 of the laws of Zambia and obtaining pecuniary advantage by false pretenses contrary to section 309A of the penal code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

This is in a matter in which Fungulwe was dragged to court by a retired teacher of Lufwanyama, Athanase Kaleleka, aged 57 years.

Mr Kaleleka said he decided to take the UPND law maker to court so that he pays back to government the money that he had allegedly stolen without resigning from his previous position as a government teacher.

But Fungulwe’s lawyer, Milner Katolo, of Paul and Milner Company, has since told the court that his client had notified the Ministry of General Education by sending a hard copy of the resignation letter to the Ministry on May 23rd, 2016.

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