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Prosecutor gets 2 years for corruptionBy Zondiwe Mbewe on 27 Mar 2018
The Lundazi Magistrates’ court has sentenced a 30 year old Public Prosecutor at the Zambia Police to two years and four months imprisonment with hard labour for corruption.
Meanwhile, the Lundazi Magistrates’ court has convicted two Community Crime Prevention Officers aged 58 and 52 to two years imprisonment with hard labour also for corrupt practices.
In a statement issued on Monday, Anti Corruption Commission corporate affairs officer Jonathan Siame stated the Lundazi Magistrates’ court sentenced a police prosecutor identified as Dominic Chiboboka, to two years imprisonment for corrupt practices.
He disclosed that in January 2016, Chiboboka corruptly solicited for K3,000 and actually received K2,000 cash from a named John Nyirenda in order to facilitate the withdrawal of a case of rape that he was prosecuting.
“The Lundazi Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a Prosecutor at the Zambia Police in Lundazi to two years, four months imprisonment with hard labour with effect from March 23, 2018 for corruption. Resident Magistrate Honourable Destiny Kalusopa found Dominic Chiboboka, 30, of House No. C18, Lundazi Boarding School, a Police Public Prosecutor at Lundazi Police, guilty on one count of corrupt practices by a public officer, contrary to section 19 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012,” Siame stated.
“Details of the offence are that Chiboboka, in January 2016 in Lundazi, being a public officer namely Zambia Police Public Prosecutor based at Lundazi police corruptly solicited for K3,000 and actually received K2,000 cash from a certain John Nyirenda of Mkawa Village in Lundazi, in order for Chiboboka to facilitate the withdrawal of a case of rape that he was prosecuting involving Tenthema Nyirenda, a nephew to John Nyirenda. Chiboboka was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in January 2017.”
Meanwhile, Siame disclosed that the Lundazi Magistrates’ Court had convicted two Community Crime Prevention Officers.
He stated that the officers identified as Joseph Demba and Alick Lungu corruptly solicited and received K360 cash from a certain Bydon Zimba as a bribe in order not to report the allegations of murder against him and his family.
“Meanwhile, the Lundazi Magistrates’ Court also convicted two Community Crime Prevention Officers (Neighbourhood Watch) namely Joseph Demba, 58, of Kamwezi Village in Chief Zumwanda’s area and Alick Lungu, 52, of Chanyalubwe in Chief Zumwanda’s area who were jointly charged with One count of Corrupt Practices by Public Officer contrary to section 19 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012,” stated Siame.
“Details are that Joseph Demba and Alick Lungu, on dates unknown but between 9th March, 2015 and 15th March, 2015 in Lundazi, being Public Officers namely Community Crime Prevention Officers under Lundazi Police Neighbourhood Watch, jointly and whilst acting together corruptly solicited and actually received K360 cash from a certain Bydon Zimba as a bribe in order not to formally report the allegations of Murder against him and his family to Lundazi Police. The duo was sentenced to two years imprisonment with hard labour with effect from March 23, 2018,” stated Siame.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe is a vibrant young Zambian journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
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