Lusaka Woman Swindles K34, 500 From 130 Students

Lusaka Woman Swindles K34, 500 From 130 Students.

A 31-year-old woman of Lusaka has pleaded not guilty to allegedly swindling more than 130 students from Kabwe’s Mulungushi University whom she promised to offer bursaries.

Alice Kapesa, who appeared before Kabwe magistrate Temwaninge M’hango, is facing two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and generating a fake document.

She is alleged to have swindled over 130 students from Mulungushi University on the pretext that she would offer them bursaries at a 50 percent rate.

In count one, the accused in August this year, while acting with other persons with intent to deceive, Kapesa made a false document, namely, a speech for the launch of International Fund for Medical and Education Needs Schemes purporting that it would be read by Education Minister Michael Kaingu at Mika Lodge when in fact not.

The accused denied both charges.

She will be represented by Chama Kapatamoyo Mulenga, a managing partner of CKM and Associates.

State prosecutor Lydia Nyoka later applied to the court for an adjournment to allow the state to prepare its witnesses.