EX-ZAF commander Singongo acquitted

EX-ZAF commander Singongo acquitted

Former Zambia Air Force (ZAF) Commander Christopher Singogo has been acquitted of abuse of office charges he has been facing.

Singogo was in 2009 sentenced to six years imprisonment with hard labour.

The Lusaka High Court acquitted  Singogo in a case where the magistrates’ Court slapped a six-year jail term for abuse of authority of office.

A panel of three High Court Judges Munalula Lisimba, Timothy Katenekwa, and Janet Kabuka acquitted Singogo Thursday.

Singogo allegedly awarded the contract worth K486 million in violation of the then Zambia National Tender Board procurement procedures, thereby obtaining advantage and profit for himself.

Particulars of the offence were that, while Singogo was ZAF commander, he ordered purchase of two power generator sets and later instructed that the same be installed at his two lodges in Lusaka and Livingstone.

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