ACC arrests L/stone town clerk for abuse of office

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested the Livingstone Town Clerk for abuse of authority of office involving over K 750, 000.

Vivien Chiwila Chikoti, aged 49, of House No. 2 Flamboyant Street, Town Area, Livingstone was arrested today, 22nd September and has been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to section 99 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Details in the matter are that, Chikoti, on dates unknown but between 1st October 2010 and 31st October 2010 in Kabwe, whilst employed in the public service as Town Clerk at Kabwe Municipal Council , did abuse the authority of her office in the manner she facilitated the awarding of a Land Survey Contract to a certain William Mhango for Kabwe Municipal Council amounting to K 778, 100 which was above the threshold of the council, a matter or transaction that concerned the Kabwe Municipal Council, a Public Body.

She has been released on bond and will appear in Court on 3rd October, 2014.

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