ACC not satisfied with Kapoko’s acquittal, will appeal

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ACC PONDERS APPEALING KAPOKO’S ACQUITTAL JUDGEMENT

The Anti-Corruption Commission has begun studying the judgment delivered by the Subordinate Court with the view to appeal the matter in which former Ministry of Health Human Resource Manager Henry Kapoko and seven others were acquitted of 21 counts of theft by public servant and money laundering involving K4million public funds.

The judgment was delivered on Friday 26th September 2014 by Hon Sharon Newa in which a Director of Royal College of Secretarial Valenta Miyoba Nkhata was convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment. Her daughter Abigail Nkhata was equally convicted but given an absolute discharge for the offences committed. Honourable Newa further forfeited to the state properties which include a farm in Lusaka West, 15 computers, a Mercedez Benz, and a Toyota Kluger confirmed to have been bought from the stolen money.

Honorable Newa however acquitted Henry Kapoko and seven others on account of what the Court deemed as insufficient evidence.

The Commission is not satisfied with the judgment of the Subordinate Court and will appeal to the High Court.

 

Timothy Moono

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

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