The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a 25-year-old woman of Kitwe for forgery and impersonating an ACC officer.
In a statement issued by ACC Acting Public Relations Manager Dorothy Mwanza, Mulenga Mukuka was arrested for uttering a false document, contrary to the laws of Zambia.
“Mulenga Mukuka, who at the time of arrest was residing at House No. 40503, Libala South in Lusaka, an assistant accountant at Jack Christian Academy in Parklands, Kitwe, was arrested and charged with four counts of making a false document, contrary to Section 352 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia. Mukuka was further charged with five counts of uttering a false document, contrary to Section 352 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia. She was also charged with one count of impersonation, contrary to Section 18 as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012,” the statement read.
Mukaka also attempted to procure a loan from a named financial institution by producing an introductory letter bearing her names and claimed to be an employee of the Commission.
“Details in the matter are that Mukuka pretended to be an Anti-Corruption Commission Officer when she attempted to procure a loan from a named financial institution. She produced an introductory letter bearing her names, and purporting that she was an employee of the Anti-Corruption Commission, when in fact not. She also forged two pay slips in her names indicating that she was an employee of the Commission and on government pay roll when in fact not. Mukuka further filled in a loan application form with false information that she was employed as an internal auditor by the Commission when in fact not,” Mwanza added.
Mukuka was arrested by the ACC, Tuesday, and is expected to appear in court next month.
And in another case, the ACC in Chirundu arrested and charged a local court officer for corrupt practices involving K6,000.
“Hardley Chipepo, aged 53, of Mess Flats in Siavonga District, has been arrested with one count of corrupt practices by public officer, contrary to Section 19 sub-section 1 as read with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the laws of Zambia,” stated Mwanza.
“Details are that between 1st April, 2015, and 31st May, 2015, in Siavonga District, Hardley Chipepo, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, corruptly received K6,000.00 cash inducement or reward to facilitate an acquittal of a Mr. Mulenga Chabala who had been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for being in possession of psychotropic substances. Chipepo has been released on bond and will appear in court soon.”