DEC arrests UNZASU president for forgery

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The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) president Ali Tunkara 25, for forgery, uttering of false documents and attempted theft involving KR50, 000.


DEC Public Relations Officer Samuel Silomba told ZANIS in a statement in Lusaka today that Tunkara has been arrested together with two other UNZA students on the same offence.


Mr. Silomba said Tunkara, of house number 22/11 Emmasdale in Lusaka, has been arrested and jointly charged with Augustine Mukuka 24, of Chilanga and Philip Siame 24, of 7876/2 Woodlands Extension in Lusaka.


He said Tunkara, whilst acting together with Mukuka and Siame, between 1st December 2012 and 31st January 2013 allegedly forged the signature of the Deputy Dean of Students, purporting that he had authored an introductory letter to a named bank to enable them open a bank account for the union and deposit a cheque of KR50, 000 (K50 million).


He said the cheque was donated to the Students union account by Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs and Munali Member of Parliament Nkandu Luo through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).


Mr. Silomba disclosed that the suspects were currently in custody and will appear in court soon.