Lusaka boutique tolls broken-down bulldozer to court over borrowed suits

BARELY 24 hours after being stripped off the “honourable” title as Kabushi Constituency lawmaker on account of electoral violence and malpractice, Bowman Lusambo has been sued by a boutique in Lusaka over suits he got on credit but has failed to pay for them.
IK Enterprise says it does not understand why the former Lusaka Province minister has neglected to pay for the suits he borrowed when he has been looking all elegant and swanky while changing from suit to suit.
Ingrid Klovos a manager at IK Enterprise boutique which is situated in Lusaka’s Northmead area has sued Lusambo before the Lusaka Magistrates’Court demanding K37,000 for non payment of 20 men’s suits.
In her statement of claim Kolovos said that in 2019 Lusambo requested to be supplied with 20 men’s suits valued at K3,850 each.
She said it was agreed that Lusambo would be given slim fit suits on credit and he was given time to pay in installments.
“I supplied Lusambo with the said suits and the defendant paid 20,000 in August and another was paid around April 2020 leaving a total balance of ZMW 37,000,” Kolovos said.
Lusambo has continuously refused, failed and neglected to settle the remaining balance.
She said she has communicated to him and his wife Nancy to try and resolve the matter amicably but the couple has been elusive and ignored to heed to her call for reason.
“My communication was done through phone, Whatsapp, traditional messages via my telephone Samsung s21 Ultra, which telephone has a password and always in my possession,” Klovos said.
“In the said communication, the defendant including his wife acknowledged the debt and has on several occasions promised to pay the debt but to no avail.”
The complainant said Lusambo is not willing to settle his debt and honor the agreement and unless the court intervenes, he will continue to ignore it.
She said Lusambo has no defense to the claim and has not made any payment towards the settlement of the amount due to her.
Klovos pleaded with the Court to compell Lusambo to pay K37,000 owed plus 10% interest, damages for breach of contract and loss of use of funds and the legal costs.


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