Jailed Businessman Gets Additional Sentence For Bouncing a Cheque

Jailed Businessman Gets Additional Sentence For Bouncing a Cheque

A LUSAKA businessman currently serving a six-month jail term has been slapped with an additional nine months for issuing a cheque to Mumana Pleasure Resort on an insufficiently funded account.
Magistrate Jennipher Bwalya convicted and sentenced Elias Ngulube, 34 to nine months imprisonment with hard labour upon his own admission of guilt.
In the first count, Ngulube on August 31, 2013 in Lusaka, with intent to defraud, willfully and dishonestly issued Bank ABC cheque No. 000040 in the sum of K25,000 to Mumana Pleasure Resort on an insufficiently funded account.
Count two alleged that Ngulube during the same period issued Bank ABC cheque No. 000039 in the sum of K30,000 to Mumana Pleasure Resort on an insufficiently funded account.
In the third count, Ngulube allegedly obtained pecuniary advantage by incurring a debt of K66,000 by means of false pretences.
Magistrate Bwalya convicted Ngulube in two counts and acquitted him in the third charge for lack of evidence.
When asked to mitigate, Ngulube told the court that he was a married man whose wife was unemployed.
He also said he had been in custody for two months serving another sentence slapped by another court and therefore asked for the court’s leniency.
And in sentencing the convict, magistrate Bwalya said Ngulube deserved some leniency because he was the first offender.
“I hereby sentence you to nine months with hard labour from the last date of your current sentence,” ordered magistrate Bwalya.

4 Responses to "Jailed Businessman Gets Additional Sentence For Bouncing a Cheque"

  1. Czar   January 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

    The things people say in mitigation is what they should have taken into consideration before committing the of fence/crime.

  2. Fun   January 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    You are right czar

  3. tutu   January 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

    good for him,obvious he did really need some time in the slammer to reflect on his actions… freedom is sweet,yeah! free as bird! goodluck

  4. Musonda   January 11, 2017 at 5:56 am

    What does the World Bank pic above have to do with Ngulube?very misleading. Big fiola