A Pastor at Tabernacle of Influence Church in Mtendere has been
sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for being in
possession of counterfeit notes.
Edmond Quincey Kakompe, 32, was sentenced by a Lusaka Magistrate court
after being found guilty of unlawful possession of counterfeit notes
amounting to Five Million Kwacha.
Pastor Kakompe was convicted together with his accomplice Francis Mwelwa.
This is according to a statement released by Drug Enforcement
Commission (DEC) public Relations Manager John Nyawali.
Mr Nyawali said the duo was arrested by DEC from Long acres about
three weeks ago for being in unlawful possession of hundred pieces of
Fifty Thousand Zambian Kwacha of counterfeit notes contrary to section
358 CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Meanwhile, a 28-year-old Computer Technician of Lusaka has been
arrested for being in possession of over US$ 30,000 of counterfeit
Lubinda Muleya, a resident of Chilulu Township was arrested together
with a Congolese national from the Lusaka Main Post Office after
attempting to sell the counterfeits to unsuspecting members of the
Mr Nyawali said the duo had the counterfeits in hundred dollar bills.
Mr Nyawali said following an increase in cases of counterfeit notes,
the Commission would like to appeal to peasant farmers countrywide to
sell their crops to designated organizations or agents to avoid being
He said preliminary investigations have shown that peasant farmers
have been targeted as they do not have the mechanism to detect
Meanwhile, 101 people were arrested countrywide over the long weekend
for trafficking in different quantities of cannabis with a total
weight of 285 kilogrammes.
Among those arrested was a 28 year old Zambian businessman of Nakonde
who was found with 138 bundles of mirra.