Ireen Lamba was appointed Acting Director General of the Anti Corruption Commission after the resgination of Roslyn Wandi.
Mrs. Wandi is reported to have resigned because of political interference in her duties. It is reported that she gave instructions to her officers to investigate several corruption allegations levelled against Edgar Lungu’s political advisor Kaizer Zulu. Mrs. Wandi instead received several threats hence her resgination.
After Mrs. Wandi left, Mrs. Lamba as deputy to Wandi was appointed Acting Director General.
Whilst acting as DG, Post Newspapers Boss Fred Mmembe lodged a complaint with the ACC over High Court Judge Sunday Nkonde. Mmembe complained that Nkonde allowed the liquidation of the Post Newspapers Ex parte, which means minus hearing the other side. Nkonde only listened to the Zambia Revenue Authority without giving the other side an opportunity to be heard. Apparently it is Nathan Lewis Mosho who recommended to Edgar Lungu the appointment of Sunday Nkonde a well known Crook to be a Judge.
Mosho also recommended the appointment of Kingsley Chanda as ZRA commissioner General. The problem for Mrs. Lamba started when she received a complaint from Fred Mmembe on Sunday Nkonde.
Like her predecessor Wandi, Mrs. Lamba instructed her officers to investigate Sunday Nkonde. Sunday Nkonde and Kingsley Chanda were given specific instructions when they were employed. Guess the instructions. Fix Fred Mmembe and the Post Newspapers. So when Mrs. Lamba instructed her officers to investigate Nkonde, Lewis Mosho who also happens to be the liquidator for the Post Newspapers got annoyed.
He started looking for means to have Mrs. Lamba removed. Before Mrs. Lamba joined the ACC she was a partner in a law firm called Chongo and Manda Associates. She remained a signatory on the bank accounts of this law firm.
One day Mosho went looking for a cheque which Mrs.Lamba signed for her former law firm. Mosho sent a hitman Richard Chawinga who happens to be liquidation manager for the Post Newspapers to lodge a complaint at the same ACC that Mrs. Lamba headed.
A docket was opened and she was charged with abuse of office. She was arrested at 14hrs and she appeared in court 09 hrs the following day.
Meanwhile Attorney General Likando Kalaluka who previously worked for Ellis and Company is still a signatory at Ellis and Company.
Solicitor General Abraham Mwansa who ran AMC Advocates is still a signatory to the account.
So Mrs. Lamba’s crime was to attempt to investigate Judge Nkonde. Chiwamila Mbuzi Kuluma Galu. Not Galu Kuluma Mbuzi. Animal Farm.