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Amos sentenced to 12 months imprisonment



Former Presidential press aid, Amos Chanda has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment with hard labor for stealing courts records.

Lusaka Magistrate, Irene Wishimanga has also fined him K5,000 for destroying the said evidence in default to three months in prison.

In this matter, Chanda pleaded not guilty to one count of theft Contrary to Section 272 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and one count of destroying evidence Contrary to Section 111 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Chanda on September 30,2022 was heard having a conversation with Intelligent Mobility Solutions board chairman Walid El Nahas and former Road Transport and Safety Agency ( RTSA) Chief Executive Officer ( CEO), Zindaba Soko that he got the court record containing proceedings relating to a case where nolle prosequi was entered in their favour and destroyed it by burning it.

In count one, on dates unknown, but between May 12, 2020 and October 1, 2022, Chanda together with others unknown did steal a case record number CRMP/001/2020, the property of the government of Zambia.

In count two, Chanda between May 12, 2020 and October,1 2022 , acting together with other persons unknown at Lusaka knowing that the case record CRMP/001/2020 is or may be required in evidence in a judicial proceeding, willfully did destroy it with intent, thereby to prevent it from being used in evidence.


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