ACC arrests PF councillor in Luanshya for corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on the Copperbelt has arrested a Patriotic Front (PF) Ward Councillor in Luanshya and another person for corrupt practices involving KR 1,000 (K1 Million).

ACC Acting Spokesperson Queen Chibwe confirmed the development in a press release made available to ZANIS in Ndola today.

Gershom Mpundu, a PF Councilor for Ward 23 Baluba in Luanshya, and Evaristo Chisenga a resident of Mpatamatu in Luanshya were arrested on Friday and charged with Corrupt Practices with a Private Body contrary to Sections 20 (2) as read with Section 66 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

According to Ms Chungu details are that Gershom Mpundu and Evaristo Chisenga on dates unknown but between 1st April 2012 and 17th April 2012 in Luanshya jointly and whilst acting together corruptly gave KR 1,000 (K1 Million) cash gratification to Yarmson Njalili, a Human Resource Officer at 15 MCC Milyashi Mine as an inducement.

The reward according to the statement was meant for Mr Njalili to offer employment to Evaristo Chisenga at Milyashi Mine.

The two were remanded in custody by the Luanshya Subordinate Court at Luanshya Prison awaiting the ruling on their bail application which will take place on 7th March 2013.

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