RABECCA BANDA writes
A LUSAKA woman has told the Magistrates Court that her ex-lover was using her bank account where an amount of K200,000 was discovered.
This was in the matter before magistrate Felix Kaoma where Rashid Kyagulanyi, 27, an electrical engineer of Matero is accused of having unauthorized access to data that is essential for the provision of an essential service, contrary to sections 99(1) and 99(8) of the electronic communication and transaction Act number 21 of 2009 of the laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence were that Kyagulanyi on dates unknown but between December 31, 2019, and January 5, 2020, jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown did intentionally access Atlas Mara Bank Limited database, a database that is essential for the provision of an essential service without lawful authority.
In the second count, Kyagulanyi is charged with an offence of Theft contrary to sections 272 of the penal code Act, chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Kyagulanyi on dates unknown but between December 31, 2019, and January 5 jointly and whilst acting together with persons unknown did steal K70,000.00 cash property of Atlas Mara Bank Limited.
In count three Kyagulanyi is charged with the offence money laundering contrary to section 7 of the prohibition and prevention of money laundry act number 14 of 2001 of the laws of Zambia as amended by Act number 44 of 2010 of the laws of Zambia.
Kyagulanyi on dates unknown but between December 31, 2019, and January 5 jointly and whilst acting with a person unknown or having reason to believe that the property was proceeds of crime did engage directly in a transaction that involved K70,000.00 cash a proceed of crime.
Naomi Makasa, 33, a mentor at YWCA of Matero said she met Kyagulanyi in 2016 at Matero market. She said he introduced himself as Rashid Musa and they later started dating.
She said Kyagulanyi told her that he was in the business of selling spare car parts.
She said in September 2019, Kyagulanyi started talking about Atlas Mara bank and the benefits of having an account with them.
She said she went to Atlas Mara bank Kamwala and inquired what is needed to open an account there.
She said she took the necessary documents and opened an account. She said she received a phone call from Kyagulanyi asking her if she managed to open an account with Atlas Mara bank.
She said the same day in the evening, she received another phone call from Kyagulanyi asking to use her Atlas Mara account.