Prominent Lusaka lawyer Kelvin Bwalya has been acquitted in a case he was charged with two counts of issuing cheques on insufficiently funded accounts.
Lusaka Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda found no case against Mr. Bwalya at ruling on case to answer stage.
Six witnesses for the prosecution failed to prove charges that were leveled against Mr. Bwalya.
Magistrate Banda noted that none of the state’s witnesses educed evidence to prove that Mr. Bwalya had intentions to defraud Rosfin Solutions limited the company on which the cheques were issued.
He said the case of issuing a cheque on insufficiently funded account is backed with a motive to defraud and that in the absence of that the case fails off.
Mr. Bwalya was facing two counts of issuing cheques on insufficiently funded accounts drawn in five hundred million kwacha.