BY interrogated for bouncing cheque

POLITICIAN, Ben Mwila was yesterday interrogated by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in connection with the bouncing of cheques in favour of Tokyo Vehicles Limited.

Mr Mwila arrived at the DEC offices in Lusaka around 09:20 hours and was interrogated for about two hours. He faces a possible charge of issuing cheques on an insufficiently funded account.

DEC spokesperson, Samuel Silomba confirmed that Mr Mwila was summoned and appeared before a team of officers who interviewed him regarding some cheques he allegedly issued on an insufficiently funded account.

“He appeared this morning (yesterday). We interviewed him in connection with the bouncing of cheques. This is what I can say for now,” he said.

Wade Adams Foundation and Construction, a firm owned by Mr Mwila, is alleged to have procured two vehicles from Tokyo Vehicles Limited and issued post-dated cheques, but later advised the firm not to cash them.

The firm got the vehicles worth K110 million in December last year, but the amount has not been paid in full.


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