The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested and charged a Chief Engineer in the Ministry of Works and Supply with seven counts of corrupt practices and theft involving over One Million Six Hundred kwacha.
ACC Public Relations Officer, Timothy Moono has told QFM News in a statement that Nyambe Simate, 55, of House Number 687 Loss Angeles Road, Makeni in Lusaka is charged with Three Counts of Theft by Public Officer involving the total sum of four hundred and eighty two thousand, two hundred and ninety kwacha (K482, 290. 00) Contrary to Section 272 and 277 of the Penal Code, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
this is in a matter in which Mr. Simate is alleged to have stolen heavy duty tyres worth K78, 750.00, and heavy duty mechanical spare parts worth K403, 540.00 belonging to the Ministry of Works and Supply.
Mr. Simate is also charged with two counts of Obtaining Money by False Pretences involving a total sum of five hundred and eighteen thousand seven hundred kwacha (K518, 700.00) Contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details are that Mr. Simate with intent to defraud obtained K244, 500.00 and K274,000.00 cheque payments from Nga%u2019ndu Consulting Ltd by pretending that his company Mote Hardware and Contractors supplied twelve Grader tyres and six Roller tyres, and heavy duty spare parts at Kasaba Bay Airport Runway project when in fact not.
In addition, Mr Nyambe Simate is charged with two counts of being in Possession of Property Suspected of being Proceeds of Crime Contrary to Section 71 (1) of the Forfeiture and Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010.
Particulars are that Mr. Simate was found in possession of a residential plot (house) valued at K500, 000, and a Toyota Hilux Registration Number ABV 2913 valued at 139,500.00 which are suspected to be proceeds of crime.
Mr. Simate who has since been released on Bond will appear in Court on 23rd January, 2014.