POLICE in Lusaka have arrested Patriotic Front member Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba popularly known as GBM for eight counts of conflict of interest and 15 counts being possession of properties reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime involving over K2 million and K20 million.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale has confirmed with journalists in Lusaka.
“We wish to confirm that the joint investigations team as today charged and arrested Mr Mwamba aged 63 for eight counts of conflict of interest contrary to section 28(2) as read with subsection 3 of the Anti-Corruption Act number 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia,” he said.
Mr Mwale said while serving as Minister of Defence between 2012 and 2013, Mr Mwamba failed to disclose his interest in writing on three Zambia Army contracts and five Zambia Airforce contracts awarded to Kezon global Limited by Ministry of Defence.
He said it is alleged that Mr Mwamba had interest in the same company.
Mr Mwale said Mr Mwamba has further been charged and arrested for one count of money laundering involving US$632,000.
“The allegation involves the sum of US$632,000. Further Mr Mwamba has charged and arrested for 15 counts of being possession properties suspected to be proceeds of crime, involving over K2 million and K20 million.
In the same matter, Adolphus Mubanga 58 of Makeni has also been charged and arrested for three counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime, involving a sum of K5 million,” he said.
Mr Mwale said both have been detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.