Con artist arrested for forging Zambia President Lungu and Amos Chanda’s signatures, Police Say

Zambia President Edgar Lungu

A MAN who forged the signature for the Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda has been arrested by police.

Richard Joseph Mutale,42, of Lusaka’s Makeni area was charged for Forgery, Uttering a false document, and Obtaining Money by False Pretences.

Mutale is alleged to have forged the signature State House Press Aide Amos Chanda purporting that Mr Chanda had written and signed a letter dated 13th March, 2019 addressed to the Managing Director for Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd, a company based in the United Kingdom for a business appointment with the Head of State and demanding a payment for fixing an appointment.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo told Mwebantu in a statement that using the said forged letter, Mutale obtained K10, 000 from the General Manager of Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd and later issued him with a forged General Receipt as payment for Presidential Appointment for non-Zambians.

She said upon arrest, a search was conducted and the suspect was found in possession of various forged documents among them were documents bearing forged signatures President Edgar Lungu.

And Katongo said the suspect is detained in police custody and will appear in court soon