George Chellah being investigated for corruption

former President Michael Sata’s press Aide George Chellah

The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has confirmed that it is investigating former President Michael Sata’s press Aide George Chellah on issues bordering on corruption.

ACC acting public relations Manager Dorothy Mwanza has told a media briefing this morning that the commission had summoned Mr.Chellah for questioning yesterday over the said issues.


Ms. Mwanza could however not give further details on the matter for fear of jeopardizing the investigation.

And Ms Mwanza says the Commission is studying the ruling in which former President Rupiah Banda was acquitted of the charge of abuse of authority of office involving a US$2.5 million government to government oil deal between Zambia and Nigeria.


She says the Commission will thereafter decide whether to appeal against the ruling.

Meanwhile Ms Mwanza says the commission has in the second quarter under review received a total of 439 reports of suspected cases of corruption.


She states that out of these cases, the commission instituted investigations in 69 cases which contained features of corrupt practices and considered pursuable under the commission’s mandate.

Ms Mwanza adds that at the close of the first half of 2015, the commission has concluded 208 cases and recorded a total of 21 arrests countrywide.