The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested five (5) Ministry of Health officers for Theft by Public Servant involving K471,275.00.
The Commission has since charged them with Theft by Public Servant contrary to Section 277 as read with Sections 272 and 265 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Those arrested are Zukas Musonda Kaoma a principal accountant, aged 45 of plot no. 2344 Chimpwenupwenu road, Luke Makeche, 59, a Senior accountant, of plot no. 12951, Chilenje South, and Josephine Pezo Makeche of plot No. 12951, Chilenje South. .Others are Bholley Sikazwe, 43, a Health Promotions Officer, of House No. 30635, Off Shantumbu road, Chilala and Enala Matutu Phiri, 40, an Assistant Accountant of plot No. 12552, off Zambezi road, Roma Extension in Lusaka.
Details are that Zukas Musonda Kaoma, Luke Makeche and Enala Matutu Phiri on unknown dates but between 1st April 2008 and 31st December, 2008 jointly whilst acting together with unknown people did steal K223, 500.00 cash from the Ministry of Health contrary to Section 277 as read with Sections 272 and 265 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Further, Enala Matutu Phiri and Bholley Sikazwe on unknown dates but between 1st January, 2008 and 31st December, 2008 whilst acting together with unknown persons fraudulently converted K247, 7750 money belong to the Ministry of Health for their own use.
The five have been released on Bond and the matter is coming up for commencement of trial on 15th July, 2016.
This is contained in a statement issued to QFM News by ACC Public Relations Officer Timothy Moono.