Police officer arrested over K10,000 bribe

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The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a police officer in Lusaka for corrupt practices involving K 10,000.

According to a statement made available to ZANIS by ACC public Relations Officer Timothy Moono,  Akayombokwa Siyomunji, 36, of farm No. 196 A Mungwi road, Lusaka west has been charged with two counts of corrupt practices contrary to section 19(1) as read with section 41 of the Anti-corruption Act  No. 3 of 2012.

In the first count details of the offence are that on unknown dates but between August, 2013 and December 2013, Siyomunji being a public officer under the Zambia Police Service did corruptly solicit K5,000 cash from Mhlupheki Ndlovu and actually received K 1,000 through ZOONA money transfer as an inducement for himself to discontinue investigations into allegations of fraud and theft against the said Mhlupheki Ndlovu, a matter or transaction that concerns the Zambia police force, a public body.

In the second count, details are that on unknown dates but between 18th October 2013 and 31st December 2013 Siyomunji, being a public officer under the Zambia police service did corruptly solicit K 5000 cash from Makhosana Ndolo and actually received K 400 through ZOONA money transfer as an inducement for himself to discontinue investigations into allegations of fraud and theft against the said Makhosana Ndolo.

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

 Zanis

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