Court convicts Lusaka man for illegally operating a pharmacy

Court convicts Lusaka man for illegally operating a pharmacy.

By Mwaba Chola

THE Lusaka Magistrates’ Court has convicted a man of Bauleni Compound and fined him K1, 200 in.default serve five months imprisonment for operating an illegal pharmacy.

Chishala Chibamba pleaded guilty to a charge of operating an
illegal pharmacy before Lusaka magistrate Sheila Mweene.

Chibamba told magistrate Mweene that he had no lawful justification to operate an illegal pharmacy.

He also admitted that he never had any papers from the Zambia
Medicines Regulatory Authority(ZAMRA).

Passing sentence, magistrate Mweene told Chibamba that he was a danger to society and therefore, needed to be punished as he was not an expert in that field.

Chibamba appeared alongside six others for the same charge.
The six whose cases had been allocated to different courts are yet to take plea.

Other accused persons include Mailos Nkhoma, Alukuteti Mwanza, Swali Mwila, Kenani Phiri, Bernad Kayombo and Innocent Chambawilo.

It is alleged that the offences were committed on August, 21 2015.
Their pharmacies were not registered under ZAMRA.