–The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested two former employees of Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) for money laundering activities involving over K400,000.
DEC Public Relations Officer, Theresa Katongo, revealed the development in a statement to ZANIS today.
Ms Katongo said Joseph Kayumba Chisenyengi,44 a former Finance Manager of DAPP, residing at Farm number , Kabwe Road in Ndola, has been arrested and jointly charged with Peter Chelemu,52, a former Project Coordinator of DAPP for theft by servant, forgery, uttering of false documents and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
The Duo has been released on police bond and is expected to appear in court soon.
Particulars of the offense are that Chiseyengi, in his capacity as Finance Manger jointly and whilst acting with Chelemu, in his capacity as Project Coordinator, and other unknown persons, on dates unknown but between May 1, 2009 and September 31, 2013, did steal K494,756 (four hundred and ninety four thousand seven hundred and fifty six kwacha) funds belonging to DAPP an international non-governmental organization where the two were employed at the time.
Ms Katongo said in the first charge, the two forged and uttered receipts worth K274,905 (two hundred and seventy four thousand nine hundred and five kwacha) by purporting that various goods and services had been supplied to a named project in Muchinga and Northern provinces when in fact not.
In the second charge , the two forged and uttered receipts worth K50,836 (fifty thousand eight hundred and thirty six Kwacha) by purporting that various bike and motor vehicle spare parts had been supplied for a named project in the same provinces when in fact not.
In the third charge, the two fraudulently raised invoices and payments worth K169,014 (one hundred and sixty nine thousand and fourteen Kwacha) for transportation services to a named project in Muchinga and Northern Provinces by Eshcol Transportline, a company in which Joseph Chiseyengi has an interest, when in fact the company had no contract for transportation services with DAPP.
While in the fourth charge, Chiseyengi jointly and whilst acting together with Chelemu and other persons unknown, and on unknown dates but between May 1, 2009 and September 31, 2013 did engage directly or indirectly in money laundering activities by acquiring three motor vehicles and a commercial property deemed to be proceeds of crime.