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Chipimo’s Son Now Pleads Guilty To Trafficking In Cocaine

Former National Restoration Party (NAREP) president Elias Chipimo’s son Chito has now pleaded guilty to trafficking in 1.43 grammes of cocaine and other drug related charges after initially pleading not guilty.

Chito, 23 of Kasangula Road in Roma, Lusaka, is in this matter charged with three counts of trafficking in narcotic drugs, possession of psychotropic substances and unlawful use of motor vehicle.

It is alleged in count one that on December 27, 2019 in Lusaka, Chito trafficked in 1.43 grammes of cocaine without lawful authority.

In count two, it is alleged that on the same date, Chito had in his possession psychotropic substances, namely 0.11 grammes of amphetamine without lawful authority.

The third count alleges that on December 27, 2019 in Lusaka, Chito used a motor vehicle namely Toyota Blade Registration Number BAJ 9330 to carry, conceal and convey psychotropic substances without lawful authority.

He initially pleaded not guilty to all charges when he first appeared in court on December 31.

But when the matter came up for commencement of trial before Lusaka Magistrate Albert Mwaba on Wednesday, the State informed the court that before they could proceed, the defence had an application to make.

Chito’s lawyer, M. Mulenga, told the court that the defence had fresh instructions from their client to have the charge sheet read to the accused again to enable him retake his plea.

When the charges were read to him, Chito pleaded guilty in all counts.

He said he was not allowed to do what he did and that he had no lawful justification.

Asked if he knew that cocaine was a forbidden substance, the accused responded in the affirmative.

But when magistrate Mwaba asked him what the amphetamine was for, Chito said he was not really sure and didn’t know about it, adding that someone else left it in his car.

However, after conferring with his lawyer for a few seconds, magistrate Mwaba again asked Chito what the amphetamine was for.

Chito then said it was for use, adding that he did not have lawful justification.

Chito further admitted using the motor vehicle to carry, conceal and convey psychotropic substances without lawful authority.

The matter comes up on January 20, 2020, for facts and sentencing.

Bank of Zambia deputy governor Dr. Francis Chipimo, who is Chito’s uncle, was at the court to offer him solidarity.

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11 Comments

  1. Habenzu

    The rich can’t be jailed,only the poor are given custodial sentences.

    • Frank Chombela

      This is youthful indiscretion. It’s good he has pleaded guilty. Now he must help police by showing them who else is on it so that they are picked also. This applies to those who supplied the stuff to him.

      • BlackMamba

        Come on there’s nothing wrong using drugs, it’s the users life, doing what makes them happy.

  2. Nyengo

    Gulity of chito is good 4 him than wasting courts time. He is coming frm rich family but common sense help than fighting a case u hav lost frm start 2 finish. A family hired a lawyer 4 him 2 advise chito on how 2 handle the matter. His real father is watching a distance bcoz business of drugs brings shame 2 the family and community

    • Frank Chombela

      Society should forgive youthful indiscretion and give the young man a second chance. It’s so easy for young people to be misled by crooks and kingpins. These are the ones we should go for.

  3. Bashikulu Em2a

    General kanene,once sung a song,about jail.’kulibe ati nenze vice president,bangenesa’.So,that boy should be delt with accordingly to the law.

  4. Thomas

    Why’s the count delaying to sentence him alread he has been proven guilty..so magistrate what’s all this.are you guys waiting to be corrupted by his drug family money….?

    • Firm

      Iwe ka Thomas, what are you talking about? Do you know how judiciary work? Don’t expose your ignorance.

  5. Uncle_Marvin

    Small & petty issues like that bamveka ba DEC nama courts now on big issues which have the potential to tarnish our country’s image they do fail… By the way ba DEC we are still waiting to know the owners of the 48 chalala houses pakokola mwebakwasu.

  6. jaguar

    Chikala ayende chabe,nor rich or poor he has to face Justice.

  7. TAKEOFF MIGOS YRN

    We need coco here young man,we’ve run out of cocain hahahaha,Migos don’t live a single day without coco.

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