ACC arrests accountants for corruption involving K30, 000

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Kitwe has arrested two accountants at Kazenene Investment Limited for corrupt practices involving K30, 000.


Charles Mabo Sampule, an accountant at Kazenene Investments Limited and Francis Chishala, an Assistant Accountant of the same firm were arrested yesterday, September 4.


The two have been jointly charged with one count of corrupt practices with public officer contrary to section 19 (2) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act no. 3 of 2012.


ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono disclosed the development in a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.


Mr Moono said details are that the duo, jointly and while acting together, corruptly offered K30, 000 and actually gave K10, 000 cash gratification to Brian Ntanda and Kambole Mutiti, as an inducement or reward for the two to facilitate the illegal reduction or scrapping off of the contribution arrears and penalties owed by Kazenene Investments Limited to National Pensions Scheme Authority (NAPSA), a matter or transaction that concerns NAPSA, a public body.


He said the duo has been released on bond and will appear in court on September 19, 2014.