Banker arrested for laundering over K1.6 million


A banker in Ndola has been arrested for money laundering activities involving over 1.6 million Kwacha.

Ezra Malemuna 32, of Mushili, Jacaranda Villa was arressted by the Drug Enforcement Commission -DEC- through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit in Ndola.

DEC Deputy Public Relations Officer, Kamufisa Manchishi confirmed the arrest to ZNBC News in a statement today.

Mr Manchishi says the suspect, on dates unknown but between March 1ST, 2016 and March 20th, 2018, whilst acting together with other persons unknown, fraudulently and without authority debited and made cash withdrawals amounting to one million six hundred an

twenty-one thousand, three hundred fifty-six kwacha and eighty-eight ngwee from a Zamtel company account in Ndola.

He says the money was then allegedly deposited in various amounts into three of Mulemuna’s accounts held at two banks.

Mr Manchishi says the suspect laundered the said funds and acquired semi-detached flats, a four-bedroomed house, a Toyota Allion motor vehicle and a double-door Defy fridge.

He further laundered part of the funds by opening a fixed deposit account at a financial services institution.

Mr Manchishi says the commission has since seized the named properties as proceeds of crime and that the suspect is yet to appear in court.