Former minister and erstwhile deputy speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka Chilenje is yet to receive her K15 million she was duped by two conmen, failed businessman and defunct Matindi Private School owner Elvis Nserebo and self-acclaimed Prophet Andrew Kambeja despite the police ordering the two to pay.
The deadline, which the Police gave to Nserebo and Kambeja to refund the swindled money elapsed without them depositing any dime.
The former senior cabinet minister in the deposed, Peter Mutharika led DPP government, was duped under the pretext that she will take over Matindi School Premises currently leased to Maranatha Academy Boys for 10 years from 2018 to 2028.
Nserebo and Kambenje were given a reasonable grace period to pay back the money by September 19 but up to date no single one tambala has been paid to Mcheka Chilenje.
Chilenje was approached by Kambenje who she fondly calls ‘her son,’ accompanied by Nserebo to give them K15 million so that she purchase the Matindi premises.
Unbeknownst to her that the two are conmen she went and borrowed the money from loan sharks (Katapira) and borrowed the money at high interest rate and giving the two the money believing she would recover the money when takes over the school premises.
However, she soon realised that the duo duped her the money and pleaded with them to give her money back to no avail and later reported the matter to police, who could only mediate between them as the matter did not give rise to a criminal offence.
Chilenje who later found out that the premises were was leased to Maranatha Boys Academy went ballistic and fumed threatening to ‘Deal with the two’ threatening them to report them to the police through her lawyers.
Nyasa Times understands that Chilenje Mcheka last week met with the loan sharks who are demanding their money back with interest transferred the loan to Nserebo who should pay them.
However, Nserebo appears to have no money as he is also supposed to pay Maranatha Academy director Ernest Kaonga damages and legal fees.
“Nserebo is financially crippled. He doesn’t have the money. The court recently ordered him to pay Maranatha Academy owner some money in damages but he can’t such that he has obtained a relief from the court on the matter as he has no money.
“And it seems he has no property to be confiscated and I doubt Mcheka Chileka would get she would get her money back,” said a source privy to the matter but opted for anonymity.
Maranatha Academy director Ernest Kaonga when asked to say whether or not he has received the damages Nserebo was ordered to pay him by the court refused to be drawn into shedding more light on the matter saying:
“The matter was decided in court and all I am doing is but wait on the courts. So, I am sorry, I can’t say much at the moment,” said Kaonga said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :