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Lawyer Inambao forgery case drags

Lawyer Inambao forgery case drags
By CHARLES MUSONDA
SUSPENDED lawyer Nathaniel Inambao yesterday failed to appear in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court in a case he is jointly charged with his former legal assistant Mubanga Chibonga for allegedly forging a dead man’s Will.
The case was yesterday scheduled for continued cross-examination of forensic expert David Zulu from Zambia Police’s forensic sciences but Inambao was not present when the matter was called.
His defence lawyer Charles Changano told Magistrate Judith Chiyayika that Inambao, who is also former Commissioner of Lands, was not reachable on his mobile phone.
Particulars of offence are that between January 26, 2018 and June 30, 2018, with intent to deceive or defraud, Inambao and Chibonga jointly forged the Will for the late Dominic Chimfwembe and uttered it to his widow Carol Musonda whom the latter had married after divorcing with his first wife, Beauty Kafwimbi.
The case has been adjourned to December 7, 2021.
Last October the Lusaka High Court nullified the same Will Inambao is accused of having forged in a civil case the late Mr. Chimfwembe’s daughter Hellen sued Ms. Musonda, her stepmother, over the document in question.
High Court Judge Pixie Yangailo cancelled the Will after finding that the signature on it, purported to be that of the late Mr. Chimfwembe, did not match his signatures on his official documents.
Ms. Justice Yangailo found that the late Mr. Chimfwembe was not the one who signed on the purported Will.
She ordered Ms. Musonda to deliver letters of administration granted by the High Court to the court forthwith and also ordered her to give a full account of all the assets belonging to the deceased’s estate, including rentals from the lease of stand number 471 of 11063 Libala Stage 3.
Last month the Law Association of Zambia suspended Inambao, of Messrs ICN Legal Practitioners, from practicing alongside former First Lady Maureen Mwanawsa.

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