Ex-banker arrested for stealing from bank client

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested a former clerk at a local commercial bank for stealing K20 million from the Bank’s client account.
According to DEC spokesperson John Nyawali, Gift Nanyangwe Chilangwa, 46, fraudulently transferred the money into a savings account for one of the bank’s customers and later withdrew it by forging the personal details of the client purporting that it was the owner of the account who was withdrawing the money when in fact not.
Ms. Chilangwa has been released on bond and will appear in court soon.
The Commission would like to appeal to banking authorities to tighten internal controls that would enhance the trust and security to minimize incidences of clients losing money in mysterious circumstance.
Meanwhile, the Lusaka Magistrate court has committed a 27 year old businessman of Lusaka to the High Court for sentencing after being found guilty of drug trafficking and drug possession charges.
Keagan Zulu was committed to the High Court after discovering that he was the second offender for trafficking in cannabis and possessing cocaine.
Mr. Zulu is now racing against a minimum jail sentence of 10 years.
He was arrested in April by the Drug Enforcement Commission in Lusaka’s Chilenje Township after being found with cocaine and cannabis.
In 2006, Mr. Zulu was sentenced to 90 days of community service by the Lusaka Magistrate court after he was found guilty of trafficking in cannabis.

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