DEC confirms arresting Chimese, Jimmy Fingers

DEC confirms arresting Chimese, Jimmy Fingers

Lusaka, Wednesday, 13th February, 2019-The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested former Zambia Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Eric Mwaba Chimese for various criminal activities.

Eric Mwaba Chimese, 50, a retired Zambia Air Force Commander residing at Plot No. F/4301/3/3 Baobab area in Lusaka has been arrested and jointly charged with James Chungu, 51, a Director of Chita Lodges Limited for Concealing of property, willful giving of false information, abuse of authority of office and possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

In the first count, Lt Gen Eric Chimese (Rtd) on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2018 and 31st January, 2019 jointly and whilst acting together with James Chungu (in photos) and other persons unknown did conceal a portion of a farm in Ibex on which nine (09) fully furnished flats, an upstaired house, a gym, visitors quarters and a semi-detached servants quarters have been constructed purporting to show that the said properties belong to Chita Lodges Limited, a company where James Chungu is a Director when in fact the properties in question are owned and were constructed by Lt General Chimese.

In count two (02), James Chungu on 31st January, 2019 did willfully give false information to authorized officers by stating that the said properties where for Chita Lodges Limited when in fact not.

In count three (03) Lt Gen Eric Chimese (Rtd) abused his authority of office in his capacity as Zambia Air Force Commander by directing the deployment of some Zambia Air Force employees to do construction works at his properties.

In count four (04), Lt Gen Eric Chimese (Rtd) did possess properties suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 (1) of the forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act.
The Commission has since seized properties which include thirteen (13) fully furnished houses, one semi-detached house and a gym all within Lusaka.

The accused persons are on Police bond and will appear in court soon.

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    domalo 3 days ago

    vwuna silumamba Sinzala utunda cibi.
    meaning.
    better to rescue a soldier WHO Will always be grateful than a Hungary person who will turn against you tomorrow.

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    grant phiri 4 days ago

    ok chimese unavuta 500 soldiers resigned coz yo steling

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    Coco 4 days ago

    Crucify the criminals .
    Next is Gen Paul Mihova . He and his family too became very excited with stolen loot . He did alot of damage to the Army .
    All army soldiers know where illicit properties are .

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    Coco 4 days ago

    The probe of Chinese should be extended to include the following senior ZAF Officers ;
    Chief of Technical Services – Brig Gen Kabanda
    Chief of Finance – Brig Gen Mbewe
    Chief of Supplies – Brig Gen Steve Sakala

    These officers have also amassed unexplained wealth .
    Only when this is done will the damage done to ZAF by Chinese and his criminal friends be known .

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    chalo bantu 4 days ago

    they should aswell try him for the ZAF planes PF was using for campaigns! pantu twalefimona!!!

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    chalo bantu 4 days ago

    let Chimese prove that he is innocent otherwise alisamwa sana!!!

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    Concerned Witch hunted Female Diplomat 4 days ago

    Reading from the Concerned Zambian Airforce Personnel. The Police, DEC and ACC need to be clear as to which criminal activities Chimese is allegedly involved in, so that the. Ou try knows. If he earned all that mine, then he was at liberty to invest. Witch hunting must not be to,erased. Let them prove their case in court. 
    I am a returned UN Diplomat and I have been witch hunted by my former colleagues in the Zambia Police Service, who admired my joining the UN, and they conspired with satanist who saw me earning good money and they incited lawyers and members of the judiciary to pillage me in abuse of Judical processes. And now they are stuck with their pillaging and as what they enganged in were just illegal activities of stealing my belongings, through Judges related to me. After confronting them with the truth, they attempted to assasinate me, I survived and I have petitioned the Constitunional Court in which I have pooled 13 Zambian lawyers, including Attorney General and 13 Judges and Judicial officer. To answer to the witch hunting… But they have conspired to dismiss off my petition on false grounds and they even committed forgery and fraud on such Constitutional Court. Ruling was reserved for this Feberuary.  And I have called on the UNSC, UNSG, AG and all Defence forces to join me in condemning such witch hunting. I didn’t work for the UN, to come and be witch hunted by commoners.    So I feel bad, if Chimese is being witch hunted, and it will be best for the state to stop abusing state machinery against others. My case is very embarrassing and shameful for the entire Legal profession and Judickary in Zambiaand they don’t want to answer to the alleged contraventions of the Constitution and other treaties. I cannot give them impunity for what they did. I have written to President ECL. To suspend the Judges so that they all face criminal actions together with the lawyers and other accomplices,. It’s very unacceptable to be witch hunted by commoners. They even abused the judiciary to manipulate me, and I gave asked the UN Security Council to tell President Lungu,mthat it is not acceptable. I am demanding indictments for all the witch hunters ,mot be tried by international tribunal…. Let’s hear what the case against Chimese is. Witch hunting seems to be the culture of our state institutions and it must be tackled with the same strength of its wickedness and exposed to the world.  Be strong Eric, if you never did what they have accused you for. 

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      Concerned victimised female Diplomat 4 days ago

      Note so many spelling errors in my text, p,ease proof read. Virus  sent by those persecuting me, have also been wit humbling me . I meant,mthat the witch hunters pillaged me using Judges related to them, getting Court orders to steal my belongings on false claims, without according me opportunities to be heard, and lawyers using court marshals and Rwgistry clerks to be stealing court documents and concealing hearing dates from me….. This is the witch hunt commoners inflicted on a UN Diplomat for lust and envy of UN money, yet national courts do nit even have jurisdiction in money I earned at the United Nations. ECL must deal with the state capture witch hunting. We demand that the witch hunters all face criminal actions before an international court.. They want to get away with impunity by further manipulation and I have told the UNSC and other international actors, that I am nit taking any of such acts any more. They have waited long to act, waiting for Zambia to do justice, but all the witch hunters have done , is insult and demean my integrity and dignity,mwith their banditry and wickedness. It’s unacceptable. To the e tent if 13 lawyers conspiring and committing fraud and forgery on the Con Court. I demand indictments. 

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    CONCERNED ZAMBIA AIR FORCE PERSONNEL 4 days ago

    To our ACC brothers and sisters, we are aware that the posting of those pictures on social media platforms and print media was made to win some public sympathy, recognition and political kudos to your sponsors. But we are not stupid because we still want you to tell us what corrupt activities or crimes this guy committed where he got the money to build those alleged houses with a traceable trail linking him up to the properties in question. Without a trail of criminal activities, this will be reduced to pure witch-hunting and classical display of unprofessionalism and ongoing Divisions in our Country.
    Isn’t this the same Chimese The 2015 and 2016 Presidential Elections PF Master Rigger, The Anti Cholera Commander for 2017/18? How has he fallen from grace? Is there something we do not know that is going on here?
    We request our government to carefully handle this situation otherwise, a lot of people in government will soon join General Chimese. We need to bring to a stop this unfair treatment of our cherished General.
    The Zambia Air Force is currently just on auto pilot with a Commander/Businessman who is just concentrating on his Pure Crime Called 360 Convention Centre along Twin Palm Road which we will talk about on another ideal day very soon.

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    CONCERNED ZAMBIA AIR FORCE PERSONNEL 4 days ago

    THE ZAMBIA AIR FORCE PERSONNEL CONCERN OVER THE PUBLIC HUMILIATION OF FORMER COMMANDER LT GENERAL CHIMESE
    Following the reported arrest and charge of our retired Commander, we the Service Men and Women in ZAF want to air our concerns over this shocking public humiliation of our former commander very unprecedented in the history of the Zambia Defence Force and the Air Force in particular.
    This man was our commander and we think he deserves more than we are seeing. We could be wrong but it is our strong belief that he deserves better. Chimese transformed and modernized Zambia Air Force to a very high global standard.
    We want to tell the Zambians that this man worked in the Zambia Air Force as a brilliant Fighter Pilot Instructor and Examiner for 30 years. He was appointed to the office of Air Commander at the age of 43 years only in October 2011 by The Late President Michael Sata.
    He was retired in 2011 as a requirement before promotion and appointment to the rank of Lt General and Air Commander respectively. He was paid his retirement benefits in full in 2012. We are also aware that he is an ex-diplomat who was working in Zimbabwe until he was recalled in January 2011. His records show that he was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars. What about the allowances he was getting in dollars from all the international trips he made during the 7 years he was air commander? He was one of the most travelled commander in the history of Zambia Air Force? Owning property is a very serious component of the contemporarily Zambia Airforce Culture.
    Chimese was getting gratuity every year for 7 years and was being paid his gratuity at our Air Force offices. For us in the military, the highest paid person is the commander and for seven (07) years, this man was in this position. What about the travelling he did and some of the other things he was doing personally that we may not be privy to? We all know that he was a very sharp guy a revolutionary leader one of the most notable in the history of our Commanders.
    Owning property is a very serious culture in the Zambia Air Force. We request ACC brothers and sisters to do an inquiry on all Air Force officers and see the lifestyle that exists.

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    These crooks take away the funds that should be used for building and maintaining hospitals and schools.

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    Mario 5 days ago

    The only thing i learn from the pictures is,be careful of the people you take selfies with..
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    Cage the corrupt niggas.Lt General Chimese owns several flats even in Salama park.Many senior Govnt officials do not learn.Even General Mihova has nice flats in Ibex hill opposite memorial park.Truth be told,i would say almost all Govnt officials from Directors going up have several properties which they have built using stolen money.DEC should be dealing with Real Estate Agents in Lusaka to know who owns various flats and mansions across Zambia.We cant develop in Zambia because many senior officials only want to get rich while in those Govnt offices!!!DONT JAIL THEM BUT JUST GRAB THEIR ASETS AND GIVE THOSE ASETS TO GOVNT!!!

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    Donqueen 5 days ago

    Jimmy Fingers is a hard core survivor who once went to the UK in exile running from the long arm of the law. It’s just a matter of time before statehouse bails him out as he knows too much including sharing of the euro bond with top top brass. As for ba Chimase allocating military personnel to construct your premises is really myopic as it was just a matter of time before the shit hit the fan!