ACC nabs Legal Aid Board officer for corruption involving K7,500

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Mansa has arrested Oscar Mudenda, 37, a Legal Aid Board officer, for allegedly having received K7,500 using corrupt means.

In a statement released, Tuesday, ACC Corporate Affairs officer Christopher Chibanku stated the suspect allegedly obtained the said amount of money from a Mansa resident as an inducement for him to influence the outcome in a court case before the Mansa Subordinate Court.

“The Anti-Corruption Commission in Mansa had arrested a Legal Aid Counsel for the Legal Aid Board for corrupt practices involving K7,500.00, Oscar Mudenda, aged 37, of plot No.1883 Musenga area has been charged with two counts of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to section 19 (1) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No.3 of 2012 of the laws of Zambia,” Chibanku disclosed.

“Details in the first count are that on unknown dates but between 1st January, 2019, and 4th February, 2019, in Mansa District, Oscar Mudenda being a public officer namely a Legal Aid Counsel at the Legal Aid Board, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, corruptly solicited for K5,000.00 into his ZAPIT account associated with his mobile number from a named Mansa resident as an inducement or reward for himself to influence the outcome of a matter that was before the courts of law at Mansa Subordinate Court. A matter or transaction concerning the Legal Aid Board, a public body.”

And Chibanku revealed that the suspect had been released on police bond, and that he was due to appear in court soon.

“Details in the second count are that on 4th January, 2019, in Mansa District, Oscar Mudenda being a public officer, namely Legal Aid Counsel, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did corruptly solicit for and actually received K2,500.00 from a named Mansa resident as an inducement for himself to influence the outcome of a matter that was before the courts of law at Mansa Subordinate Court. A matter or transaction concerning the Legal Aid Board. Oscar Mudenda has been released on bond and will appear in court soon,” stated Chibanku.

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