The Anti Corruption Commission has moved to arrest Infrastructure Development Minister Ronald Chitotela for corruption.
In a statement, ACC assistant public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza said the minister has since been charged with two counts of concealing property suspected to be proceeds of crime.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission has today arrested the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Honourable Ronald Chitotela. Honourable Ronald Chitotela aged 47 has been charged with two counts of concealing property suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 subsection(1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act Number 19 of 2010,” Mwanza stated.
“Details in the first count are that on unknown dates but between the 1st day of July, 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018 in Lusaka District, Honorable Chitotela did conceal a property namely lot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni, Lusaka disguised in the names of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.”
Mwanza stated that the minister also concealed property in Ibex Hill under the same name.
“Details in the second count are that on dates unknown but between the 1st day of July, 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018 in Lusaka District Honorable Chitotela did conceal a property namely the remaining extent of Subdivision A of lot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill Lusaka, disguised in the name of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime. He has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon,” stated Mwanza.