LUSAKA lawyer Mutemwa Mutemwa, his son Mutemwa Mutemwa Junior, also a lawyer and police officer Dennis Mano Kayombo have pleaded not guilty to charges of theft of US$800,000.
Mutemwa, State Counsel, Mutemwa Jr and Kayombo appeared before Lusaka chief resident magistrate Dominic Makalicha where they pleaded not guilty.
In count one, Mutemwa Senior and his son are charged with theft.
Allegations are that they jointly stole US$800,000, the property of Lishandu Chinjenge in October 19, 2021.
In count two, detective chief inspector Kayombo, from Lusaka Central Police Station, is charged with theft by public servant.
Magistrate Makalicha has since adjourned the case to November 23, 2021 for commencement of trial.
Last month, police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga announced the arrest of the trio in connection with the theft of US$800,000 belonging to Chinjenge during a search operation by investigative officers at one residences in Salama Park.