Duo denies stealing 6 cows

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MULENGA MUSONDA writes

Two men have pleaded not guilty before the Choma Magistrates Court to stealing 6 Cows valued at more than K30,000.

Appearing before Resident Magistrate Ethel Phiri were Kelvin Sianjase 37 and Timson Choongo 43, both Farmers residing in Chief Siachitema’s Chiefdom in Kalomo.

The duo are charged with two counts of Stock Theft Contrary to sections 272 and 275 of the Penal of Laws of Zambia.

Allegations in count one are that the two, jointly and whilst acting together stole 2 Oxens valued at K12,000 the property of Bishop Muntanga.

In count two, they are jointly accused of stealing 4 Oxens valued at K20,000 the property of Loti Chimi.

The alleged incidents are said to have happened in the month of June 2020 in Choma district.

When they appeared for plea before Magistrate Phiri, they strongly denied the allegations levelled against them compelling the Court to record pleas of not guilty in respect to both counts.

The matter was then adjourned to 20th July 2020 for trial after the state made the application.

The two were remanded in lawful custody.

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