A Mkushi businessman has been sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving over K22, 000.
Magistrate Monica Mwamulima convicted Jackson Simbeye and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with hard labour effective from May13, 2013 which is the day he was arrested.
Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono confirmed this in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.
This is a matter in which Simbeye aged 40, was arrested by ACC in May last year and charged with one count of corrupt practices contrary to Section 19(2) as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Details are that between April 4 and 6 2013, Simbeye corruptly offered K22, 050 cash gratification to Assistant Superintendent Acken Mwanza and Jacob Mwandila both of Zambia Police Service as an inducement or reward to the said Officers so as not to arrest him for illegally being in possession of a Tanzanian Passport and Zambian Green National Registration Card (NRC)
respectively, bearing his particulars.
Simbeye was also arrested and charged for the offenses of abating and aiding illegal immigrants that came into Zambia.
The convict has been in custody since then.