Kambwili signed Mwamona documents at PACRA – arresting officer tells court

By Staff Reporter
AN ARRESTING officer has testified in the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court that the signatures on the documents relating to Mwamona Engineering Technical Services Limited were signed by Chishimba Kambwili and not his son Mwamba as he purported.
Kambwili is in this case charged with forgery, uttering false documents and giving false information to a public officer.
Testifying in the case before High Court registrar David Simusamba, who was sitting as a magistrate, detective chief inspector Stanley Mumbula of Lusaka division said the Patents and Company Registration Agency (PACRA) documents showed that Kambwili’s wife Carol and son Mwamba were the listed directors of Mwamona.
He said when he checked the company’s documents, he discovered that the National Registration Card number under Mwamba’s name belonged to Kambwili’s sister Sampa.
Mumbula said on October 28, 2017, he received a complaint from Economic and Equity party leader Chilufya Tayali that there was a company named Mwamona Engineering and Technical Services limited which was not properly registered at PACRA.
He said Tayali alleged that Kambwili was signing some documents as director for Mwamona when he was not a director.
Mumbula said acting on the information, he commenced investigations by requesting files from PACRA where after perusal, he discovered that there were two directors for Mwamona – Carol Chansa and Mwamba Chishimba.
The witness said the documents indicated that Carol  was a holder of NRC number is 235023/66/1 while Mwamba was the holder of NRC number 239643/68/1.
Mumbula said when he checked the no change return documents, they showed that Mwamba had signed them when in fact it was Kambwili who signed on them.
He said when he subjected all the documents relating to Mwamona to a handwriting expert, he discovered that all the writings purported to have been signed by Mwamba where actually signed by Kambwili, adding that the
handwriting expert observed strong similarities.
Trial continues on July 29.