The Anti -Corruption Commission (ACC) in Kasama has arrested two people for corruption involving K10, 000.
The offence is contrary to the laws of Zambia.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono confirmed the arrest in a press statement made available to the Zambia News and Information Services in Kasama today.
Mr Moono disclosed that Thomson Nswima ,46 of Mufulira township on the Copperbelt and George Mubanga, 37 of Chiba village in Kasama, were yesterday arrested and jointly charged with two counts of corrupt practices by the ACC officers in the Northern Province.
He further said that Nswima who is an actor and musician of Sunrise entertainment in Lusaka and Mubanga a local businessman were arrested following an operation conducted by the Commission in Kasama yesterday.
Mr Moono said the Commission confiscated suspected pirated artistic products for Sunrise entertainment.
It is alleged that in count one Nswima and Mubanga on the dates unknown but between 17th September and 22nd September 2014, being a private person namely film actor and representative of sunrise entertainment jointly and whilst acting together did corruptly solicit for K10, 000.
He explained that the duo received K530 as part payment from a named local businessman as an inducement or reward for Nswima and Mubanga to release the two desk top computers and memory cards which they had confiscated and for them not to report the matter of suspected piracy to the Zambia police.
“in the second count on or about 22nd September 2014 in Kasama, Nswima and Mubanga whilst acting together did corruptly solicit for K2, 500 from the initial K10, 000 and infact received K480 from a named person as a second part payment of the inducement or reward from them to release the said two (2) desk top computers and memory cards which they had confiscated from them not to report the matter of suspected piracy to the Zambia police service,” he added.
Mr Moono said Nswima and Mubanga have been detained in police custody and will appear in court soon.