ACC warn and caution Mary Tembo

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has recorded a warn and caution statement from suspended Copperbelt Police Commissioner Mary Tembo.

ACC Spokesperson Timothy Moono has disclosed that the warn and caution statement was recorded last week in connection with continued investigations into allegations that Ms. Tembo had received a vehicle from a leading emerald mining company for personal use without declaring it to her superiors.

Mr. Mono notes that the commission is now in the process of coming up with a legal position on the allegations against Ms. Tembo in order establish what course of action to take on the findings.

And Mr. Moono has also disclosed that investigations into alleged corruption in the cancellation of the Ministry of Home Affairs CCTV Tender has reached an advanced stage.

Mr. Moono says the commission is currently investigating what led to the cancellation of the CCTV contract as well as the process and procedures that were used in the awarding the CCTV tender.

He notes that investigations of alleged corruption in the awarding of the Digital Migration Tender are also ongoing.

Mr. Moono disclosed this during a media quarterly briefing on the commission operations in the last quarter of the year.

Meanwhile, Mr. Moono has disclosed that in the last quarter the commission instituted investigations in 138 cases of suspected corruption out of the 221 reports that contained features of corrupt practices.

Mr. Moono says the commission received a total of 496 reports of suspected cases of corruption out of which 275 reports did not have elements of corruption.

He adds that the commission has so recorded 16 arrests countrywide during the last quarter, and secured 6 convictions in the same quarter bring the number of convictions to 18 this year with only 1acquittal which also has brought the number of acquittals this year to 5.

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  1. Corruption at the highest level. Boma idye! This is what happens when wrong people are given authority but let me not be prejudicial.

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