Woman nabbed for theft, forgery

Lingadzi Police is keeping custody a 44-year-old Janet Shaba on suspicion that she has been duping various individuals in the district.

According to Police records, in 2020 Shaba who was renting a house in Area 14 belonging to Mrs. Kamia Kaluma Sulumba borrowed K40 million from Mr Philimon in City Centre, promising to settle down the loan.

After the agreed period, the suspect failed to settle the loan whereby she lied that she owned the house she was staying in and consequently asked the owner of the money to top her up in order to buy the said property from her.

Shaba managed to forge the documents of the house and duped Mr Philimon who later discovered the real owner of the house after the suspect fled to an unknown destination.

Janet Shaba

It is also reported that, in April this year, the suspect hired a motor vehicle on self-drive and forged the blue book before she gave it as collateral to the loan shark at K1.2 million at Walilanji area which was later recovered by the police.

Similarly, the suspect reappeared in June 2023 and rented another house in Area 18 and received the sum of K1.5 million from another person she convinced to buy the house, however, she was arrested by the police in the process of forging documents.

Salomy Zgambo

The Author is Public Relations Officer for Ntchisi Police Station

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