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MRS. Loyana disputes ownership of 51 homes

A civil servant accused of having 51 homes that are allegedly the profits of crime has denied ownership of the properties.

47-year-old SUSAN SINKALA LOYANA of LUSAKA’s CHALALA district has testified that her husband, CHARLES LOYANA, purchased the building plots after receiving the power of attorney from a TANZANIA national named UZIEL BASHIRE in 2012.

Ms. LOYANA testified in front of a Lusaka resident that her husband used money from Mr. BASHIRE to purchase the disputed plots from BWALYA and Associates.

She did, however, claim that a ZESCO power connection application was submitted in her name following the construction of 12 units.

This relates to a case in which Ms. Layona and her husband Charles are accused of possessing 51 items that were allegedly used as the proceeds of crime and were worth more than 37 million Kwacha.

The Forfeiture of Proceed of Crime Act Number 19 of 2010’s Section 71 prohibits the offense.

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