Police take in minister Chitotela for interrogations

Police take in minister Chitotela for interrogations


A combined team of Zambia Police, the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC), the Drug Enforcement Commission ( DEC) and OP are current interrogating Infrastructure minister Ronald Chitotela.

The police earlier searched Chitotela’s house for three hours and seized a number of stuff linked to corruption before taking the minister in for interrogations.

This is a developing story the Watchdog will keep you updated.

PRESS RELEASE

ACC ARRESTS MINISTER OF INFRASTRACTURE AND HOUSING RONALD CHITOTELA

The Anti-Corruption Commission has today arrested the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Honourable Ronald Chitotela.

Honourable Ronald Chitotela aged 47 has been charged with two counts of Concealing
Property suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 subsection(1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act Number 19 of 2010.

Details in the first count are that on unknown dates but between the 1st day of July, 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018 in Lusaka District, Honorable Chitotela did conceal a property namely lot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni, Lusaka disguised in the names of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Details in the second count are that on dates unknown but between the 1st day of July, 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018 in Lusaka District Honorable Chitotela did conceal a property namely the remaining extent of Subdivision A of lot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill Lusaka, disguised in the name of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

He has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon.

DOROTHY MWANZA
Assistant Public relations Manager

 

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