By NATION REPORTER
TWO businessmen have appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court for forgery and theft of a motor vehicle respectively.
Before Principal Resident Magistrate David Simusamba were Manoj Patel and Imranbai Patel, who have been charged separately for the respective offences.
Manoj Patel, 44, of plot number 1424, Mwalule Road, Thornpark, in Lusaka is facing two counts of forgery and three counts of uttering a false document, contrary to Sections 342 and 347, and Section 352 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In the first count, particulars are that on April 10, 2017 in Lusaka, with intent to deceive or defraud, Patel forged Baxy Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company Limited’s minutes of the annual general meeting by purporting to show that the document was genuinely issued by the company when in fact not. In the second count, particulars of the offence are that on May 3, 2017, Patel knowingly and fraudulently uttered the same minutes to Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA). In the third count, particulars are that on April 10, 2017, with intent to deceive or defraud, Patel forged Baxy Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Limited’s shareholders board resolution by purporting to show that it was genuinely issued the company when in fact not. In count four, particulars are that on May 3, 2017, Patel knowingly and fraudulently uttered the same resolution to PACRA while in the fifth count particulars are that on dates unknown but between April 10, 2017 and May 18, 2017 in Lusaka, Patel knowingly and fraudulently uttered the same resolution to Bruce Mulenga of Atlas Mara Bank Zambia Limited.
In the same court, another businessman Imranbai Patel, 31, of Makeni in Lusaka, appeared for theft of motor vehicle and obtaining money by false pretence, contrary to Section 281A and Section 309 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.