The Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested and charged a 31-year-old Chirundu woman with theft by public servant for drawing two salaries from government.
And DEC has also arrested a 33-year-old Kabwe teacher for obtaining money by duping people that he was a ZRA official who was auctioning seized items.
In a statement today, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo explained that Julie Munsaka, a former teacher, stole K114,876 being monthly salaries paid to her for a period of two years by the Ministry of Education when she had already left and was working for another government institution.
“DEC through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a 31-year-old former teacher of Plot No. 481 High Cost in Chirundu for theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia,” Katongo stated.
“Particulars of the offence are that Julie Munsaka, a former teacher at a named school on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2014 and 30th September, 2016 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did steal a total amount of K114, 876. 00 being monthly salaries paid to her for a period of two years by the Ministry of Education when she had left the Ministry of Education and was working with another Government institution, thereby, receiving two salaries from the Government of the Republic of Zambia.”
And Katongo stated that a Kabwe teacher had been arrested for personation of a public officer and obtaining money by false pretences.
“And in a related development, the Commission has arrested Bbakala Nambwele a 33 year-old teacher of Katondo Site and Service in Kabwe for personation of a public officer and obtaining money by false pretences,” she stated.
“Particulars of the offence are that Bbakala Nambwele on dates unknown but between January 1, 2017 and August 15, 2017 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did place an advert on social media, namely Facebook, purporting that he was a Zambia Revenue Authority officer and that ZRA was auctioning impounded vehicles and other electronic items when in fact not. Further Bbakala did open a bank account with ZANACO and advertised his account on Facebook for members of the public to deposit money for the auction. And using the said account, the suspect obtained money amounting to K6,200 without lawful authority.”
Katongo stated that both suspects were currently on police bond and would appear in court soon.