ACC arrests corrupt Lusaka city council employee

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Lusaka City Council Legal Assistant for alleged corrupt practices involving K3, 000.


ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono said Davy Siame 26, of house number 1378 off Muramba road in Chilenje in Lusaka has been charged with one count of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to section19(1) and 41 of the Anti-corruption Act No.3 of 2012.

He said details of the offence are that Siame between 1st August 2014 and 2nd September 2014 in Lusaka whilst prosecuting a case on behalf of the Road Transport and Safety Agency RTSA corruptly solicited for and actually received K3, 000 cash.

Mr Moono disclosed this in a statement availed to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

It is alleged that Mr Siame received gratification from Brian Mwiinga, a bus driver as an inducement or reward to facilitate the release of a bus registration No ALK 4012, which had been impounded by RTSA, a matter which was prejudicial to the interests of RTSA as a public body.

Mr Moono said Mr.Siame who denied the charge has since been released on bond and will appear in court on 18th September 2014.

Meanwhile, the Commission has also arrested an Assistant Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for alleged fraudulent activities contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Greenwell Sikapizye 40, of plot No.5664 chalala in Lusaka has been charged with 20 counts of forgery and uttering of false documents contrary to section 342 as read with section 347 of the penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Mr Moono revealed that in the 20 Counts, it is alleged that Sikapizye between 30th November 2007 and 1st February 2009 whilst working for Ndola Central Hospital as an Assistant internal Auditor, jointly and whilst acting together with unknown persons fraudulently uttered false invoices purported to be from various institutions with intent to deceive the Ndola Central Hospital.

He further said Sikapizye is alleged to have defrauded the Ndola central hospital of undisclosed amounts of money.

Mr Moono added that Sikapizye has since been released on bond and will appear in the Ndola Magistrates court on the 17th of September 2014.