ACC RESTRICTS CHIEF NKANA ACCESS TO USD216 000 …as the money in question wired to his account is under corruption probe

By New Dawn Reporter
THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has restricted Chief Nkana from accessing USD216 000 which was wired to his account.

The Commission has also instituted investigations in 1264 alleged corrupt activities of which 108 corruption cases have been concluded.

“Investigations and Prosecutions In the third quarter, the Commission received a total of 181 reports of suspected corruption. Of the 181 cases received, 180 reports were authorized for investigations. As of 30th November 2022, the total number of cases under investigations were 1,264 and 108 investigation cases had been concluded with 29 arrests effected countrywide,” according to ACC Chief Public Relations Manager, Timothy Moono.

Moono said some of the individuals arrested during the third quarter on different charges were Former Special Assistant for Economy to President Edgar Lungu Hibeene Mwiinga, his wife and son.

Others arrested were Former Ministry of Defence Permanent Secretary Stardy Mwale and Savenda Group of Companies Director and Shareholder Clever Mpoha.

” (iii) Ndozo Lodges Proprietor and Shareholder Chrint Sichamba and his wife and son; (iv) Former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo; (v) Former Director for Forestry Department Ignatius Makumba, ACK General Dealers Director and Shareholder, Ackson Tembo, Bruce Aongola, Zambia National Service (ZNS) Director of Operations Col. Maliwa Muwanei involving illegal exportation of Mukula logs; (vi) Former Minister of Tourism Ronald Chitotela; (vii) Former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Administration Kakulubelwa Mulalelo involving the supply of 50 Ambulances to the Ministry; (viii) Directors of Honey Bee Pharmacy Limited Abdurrauf Motala, Zakir Motala, and Imran Runat for uttering of false documents. (ix) Former Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and his wife; (x) Arrest of former Minister of Justice Given Lubinda. The Commission also intercepted and seized US$399,500.00 from two Turkish Businessmen Hakki Sahutoglu, Director of Denniz Company Limited and Sezer Sahutoglu,” he said.

Moono stated that the Commission, further, restricted a sum of US$ 216,000 money that were wired to Chief Nkana and also restricted US$ US$ 3,474,150.00 belonging to Savenda Systems Limited which was about to be moved from a local account.

He said during the quarter, nineteen (19) cases were before the courts of law, three (3) cases were pending judgement, eight (8) cases were appealed while four (4) convictions were also secured.

“The summary statistics for the year so far shows that the total number of arrests effected has reached 71 with 8 convictions secured. In addition, the total number of investigated cases concluded is 284 while over five million people have been reached through various sensitization activities,”said Moono.

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