DEC arrests UNZASU President

ali tunkara

The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested the University of Zambia Student Union (UNZASU) President and two other students for forgery, uttering of false documents and attempted theft involving K50 million.

Ali Tunkara, 25, of 22/11 Emmasdale Lusaka, has been arrested and jointly charged with Augustine Mukuka, 24, of Chilanga and Philip Siame, 24, of 7876/2 Woodlands Extension, Lusaka, for forgery, uttering of false documents and attempted theft.

Particulars of the offence are that Ali Tunkara, UNZASU President whilst acting jointly together with Augustine Mukuka and Philip Siame both students at UNZA, between 1st December 2012 and 31st January 2013 did forge 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 K50, 000,000.

The cheque was donated to the student union by Prof. Nkandu Luo through Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
The suspects are currently in custody and will appear in court soon.


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