Civic leaders arrested for corruption

Police on the Copperbelt have arrested two opposition Patriotic Front Councilors at the Chingola Municipal Council for alleged illegal allocation of land.

Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Martin Malama confirmed the arrest of the two councilors to ZNBC in Kitwe onon Tuesday.

Dr. Malama says one of the councilors who is detained at Chingola Central Police station is alleged to have sold a plot to a Chingola resident at fifteen-million-Kwacha but it was later discovered that the plot belonged to someone else.

Another councilor allegedly obtained a motor vehicle valued at fifty-million-Kwacha in exchange for a plot which did not belong to him and had already been developed.

Dr. Malama said police will investigate the two cases professionally.

Recently the ministry of Local Government suspended the Lusaka city council for alleged illegal allocation of plots.

The Anti Corruption Commission -ACC- has since instituted investigations into the matter.

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