By DELPHINE ZULU -
A LUSAKA business executive has pleaded guilty to two counts of impersonating a medical doctor.
Bonaventure Ng’uni, 32, of Lusaka’s George Township, on several occasions impersonated a medical doctor at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital and the University Teaching Hospital (UTH).
Ng’uni also pleaded guilty to another count of obtaining money by false pretences from the clients he treated and denied one count of obtaining goods by false pretences.
He is in the first count alleged to have impersonated a public officer on April 10, 2014, when he falsely represented himself as a medical doctor to Peggy Tembo and administered treatment on her.
In the second count, he is accused of defrauding and obtaining K160 cash from the said Ms Tembo by falsely pretending that he was a medical doctor at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital. The money was paid to him as medical fee after treatment on April 10, this year.
Ng’uni in the third count is alleged to have impersonated a public officer from the Ministry of Health as a medical doctor to Henry Mulenga on May 19, this year, and treated him at UTH.
In count four, the accused denied a charge of obtaining goods by false pretence after deceiving Peter Lemba and obtained two laptops by pretending that he was a medical doctor at UTH and would pay him at a later date.
Magistrate Sheila Mweene adjourned the matter to July 14 this year for reading of facts and commencement of trial in respect of the fourth count.
Meanwhile, JAN Japan director, Shabber Ramzan yesterday appeared in the Lusaka Magistrate Court and pleaded not guilty to all five counts of importing, storing, transporting and trading in hazardous electrical waste.
Ramzan, 45, of Lusaka’s Kabulonga Township told chief resident magistrate Joshua Banda when the matter came up for plea yesterday that he understood the offences but denied committing them.
In the first count, the accused is charged with importation of hazardous waste, electrical and electronic waste.
In count two, Ramzan is alleged to have stored hazardous waste namely electrical and electronic waste without a licence.
Ramzan is in the third count accused of transporting hazardous waste namely electrical and electronic waste without a licence.
In the fourth count, the accused is charged with trading in hazardous waste namely electrical and electronic waste without a licence.
For the fifth count, Ramzan is facing an offence of failure to notify Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) of his intention to move hazardous waste namely electrical and electronic waste into Zambia.
Mr Banda has since adjourned the matter to August 8, this year for a mention, while trial dates had been set for September 8, 2013 in order to hear the testimony of the five witnesses called to testify.