The matter in which Miles Sampa is facing forgery charges for reportedly masquerading as Patrotic Front (PF) leader failed to take off before Lusaka Magistrate Keegan Litiya.
This is because the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Gilbert Phiri, had not consented to the prosecution of Sampa and his Secretary-General, Morgan Ng’onga, for using PF documents and holding themselves as party leaders.
The matter was commenced by way of complaint.
On Wednesday, counsel Jonas Zimba informed the Court that the duo were not before court although having been notified of the session.
Zimba said they had written to the DPP requesting for his consent to prosecute the matter.
“That as it may, there is a requirement that a matter by way of complaint should be accompanied by consent from the DPP. We have since written to the DPP, requesting such consent,” he said.
Magistrate Litiya adjourned the matter to December 6, 2023 .
In count one, Sampa is in October, this year alleged to have filed an aflidavit at the High Court Principal registry purporting that he was PF president when in fact not, which is Perjury contrary to section 104 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Republican laws.
It is alleged in count two that Sampa committed Perjury when he delivered a letter to the Registrar of Socicties purportedly issued by the Patriotic Front Secretary-General while in count three, he and Ng’onga did attempt to change office bearers at registrar of socicties by presenting a list of the said office bearers when they had no authority to do such a thing, contrary to section 390 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Lastly Sampa is charged with forgery contrary to section 347 and of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
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