ACC arrests former CB police commissioner Mary Tembo

ACC arrests former CB police commissioner Mary Tembo

tembo1 The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested suspended Copperbelt Police Commissioner Mary Tembo for abuse of Authority of Office, ACC spokesperson Timothy Moono has revealed.

According to Moono, Tembo, 53 of house No.4 Bokafu Street, in Ndola has been arrested and charged with two counts of abuse of authority of office.

In the first count, it is alleged that Ms. Tembo, on dates unknown but between the 1st day of May 2013 and the 30th day of June 2013 abused the authority of her office as Commissioner of Police for the Copperbelt Province, by obtaining a Toyota Corolla registration number AAX 5716 from Grizzly Mining Limited which she registered in her names thereby obtaining benefit for herself.

In the second count it is alleged that Ms. Tembo, on dates unknown but between the 1st day of November 2012 and the 31st day of December 2012 in Ndola,   abused her authority of office as Commissioner of Police for the Copperbelt Province, by asking Grizzly Mining Limited, a private company, to fix her personal vehicle namely, Toyota Cressida registration number F100, which she had delivered to the said company using public resources along with the Zambia Police Service vehicle while purporting that both vehicles belonged to the Zambia Police Service when in fact not.

‘Ms. Tembo has been released on bond and will appear in court on 18th November, 2013.

‘The Commission wishes to strongly urge all public officers to be very upright in their execution of duty and to conduct themselves diligently and with integrity at all times,’ said Mono

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