LILONGWE PASTOR AND FIANCEE JAILED FOR THEFT & FRAUD
The Lilongwe Second Grade Magistrate Court on 22 November 2019 has sentenced pastor Chimwemwe Sabao of Angelic Gathering for Christ church and his fiancee Nomsah Plaighnnie for Forgery and Theft.
The court heard through state prosecutor A/Supt. Isaac Kadawayula that Sabao used to forge cheques for his mother inlaw from June, 2019.
It was then discovered by the owner that money amounting to K3,350,000.00 was withdrawn from her account.
Matter was reported to Lilongwe Police who later instituted investigations through the fiscal and fraud department.
The team managed to uncover the fraud and established that indeed the said amount was dubiously withdrawn from the account.
8 witnesses were parraded to tesfy against the two.
Hence for the first count of Forgery Sabao has been sentenced to 48 months IHL.
The second offenve of Altering false document to 48 months IHL and Theft 24 months to run consecutively from 18th November.
The Second accusedPlaignnie, has been given 24 months for Altering false document 24 months and 24 months for theft to run consecutively.
*Sub Inspector Joseph Kachikho*
*Public Relations Officer*
*Lilongwe Police Station*