Solwezi Lecturer Nabbed Over Loan

A LECTURER at Solwezi Teachers Training College has been arrested for falsely obtaining a loan of K49,000 under the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ Youth Development Fund (YDF).

Godfrey Nshibani, 51, was arrested by the Drug-Enforcement Commission (DEC) Anti-money Laundering Investigations Unit for obtaining credit by false pretences.

Nshibani was alleged to have committed the offence between January and December 2012, while acting with other unknown people.

DEC public relations officer, Theresa Katongo said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that Mr Nshibani applied for the YDF using his company called Noricah Enterprises and got the loan amounting K49,969.83.

Nshibani claimed that Noricah Enterprises belonged to three named youths but it was discovered that he was controlling the company and was a sole signatory to its account.

“Nshibani, residing at the same college, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did obtain credit by false pretences when he applied for a loan from the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the Youth Development Fund using his company called Noricah Enterprises.

“Later, a loan amounting to K49,969.83 was approved and awarded to his company which he claimed belonged to three named youths when in fact not. Godfrey Kalamba Nshimbani was controlling the company and was a sole signatory to the account of Noricah Enterprises,” Ms Katongo said.

The suspect is currently on police bond and will appear in court soon.

The Commission also arrested Daniel Kalinda, 49, a business person of flat number M6211, Kafue Estates, for forgery, uttering of false documents, impersonation and attempted theft.

Ms Katongo said Mr Kalinda between November 10, 2012 and January 2014, while acting with unknown people, forged a national registration card for a bank customer at a named International bank and applied for a Visa card which was eventually processed.

“However, on the date of collection, a bank official observed some differences in the particulars presented and during the process of verifying the details with the mandate file, the suspect ran away. He was later apprehended on another day after committing a similar offence at another branch.

The suspect is still in custody and will appear in court soon,” Ms Katongo said.

Source : The Times of Zambia

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