Ex-Western province PS Noyoo arrested for stealing K46m

The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested former Western Province Permanent Secretary Ikanuke Noyoo for theft and money laundering activities involving over K46 million.

Noyoo, aged 48 was arrested in connection with unretired imprest at the time he served as Permanent Secretary for the Province, according to DEC spokesperson John nyawali.

Noyoo is accused of forging a total of ten receipts belonging to Fatmols and Chikwa Lodges amounting to over K46 million which were fraudulently used to retire imprest to the Provincial Administration purporting that he had lodged there when in fact not.

He has been released on a K20 million bond and further asked to provide two working sureties in managerial positions.

And a 44 year old businessman of Kasama has been arrested for stealing K27 million from Kasama Municipal Council.

Yona Chishimba has been jointly charged with the Town Clerk and five other Council employees who were arrested last month for theft of Council funds.

Chishimba is accused of fraudulently obtaining the money by claiming that it was his legal fees when in fact not.

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