Police in Lusaka have reportedly picked up Inktec managing director Mohan Mathew in connection with the mafia like murder of Lusaka businessman Sajid Itowala.
The Watchdog has been informed that Mr. Mathew was picked up on August 3rd 2009, to help police with investigations.
Mr. Sajid Itowala was a prominent businessman in the construction industry in Zambia. He owned Cyclone Hardware & Construction Ltd. He was brutally murdered last week a few weeks ago.
His body was found in his Benz Car about 100 meters from a police post in Lusaka west. The car was locked. His body showed three gun wounds and broken limbs.
According to information received, the police are investigating Mr. Mathew on possible charge of accessory to murder and complicity in the case.
It is rumored that Mr. Mathew was the last person to talk to Mr. Itowala before he was killed.
Mr. Mathew is no stranger to the police or courts. He has been facing charges of extortion involving K78 million at his company Inktec.
A few months ago, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) arrested a court interpreter at a Lusaka Magistrate’s Court and a British national for alleged corrupt practices designed to alter evidence in the case against jailed Inktec managing director Mohan Mathews.
ACC acting public relations manager, Wendy Mwachilenga, confirmed the arrest of Maxwell Matenga, 32, of house number 2357 Matero and Mary- Jane Gibbons, 34, of plot number 15, Brentwood Drive, Longacres.
“The two were arrested for one count of corrupt practices by public officer and corrupt practices with public officer contrary to section 29(1) and 29(2), as read with section 41of the ACC Act No. 42 of 1996,” Ms Mwachilenga said.
She said details are that between January 1 and May 12, 2008, in Lusaka, Ms Gibbons corruptly offered K10 million and actually did give K1.3 million to Maxwell Matenga as an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the destruction of exhibits in the case against jailed Inktec managing director Mohan Mathews.