I CANNOT stop Law Enforcement Agencies from executing their work as they embark on investigations into the source of my wealth, says Foreign Affairs Minister Joe Malanji.
On Tuesday, the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) announced that it had taken interest in Malanji’s acquisition of a K30 million helicopter.
And the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) equally stated that it was working with DEC to probe cash donations and huge sums of money, which is being publicly displayed by some Politically-Exposed Persons (PEPs).
But in a brief interview, Wednesday, Malanji welcomed the probe, saying he, just like any other citizen, was not above the law.
“They are law enforcement agencies, so how can you stop them? Scared of what? I am not. No one is above the law,” said Malanji.
Responding to a press query, Tuesday, DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo announced that verification regarding Malanji’s chopper, procured from South Africa, were currently ongoing.
“The Drug Enforcement Commission wishes to state that it has taken interest, not only in this particular [helicopter] case, but also in many other issues where members of the public are displaying huge sums of money on social media. I wish to confirm that verifications are ongoing and that the Commission will only go public when congruent evidence has been ascertained and an arrest has been effected. Therefore, we wish to assure members of the public that the Commission is not sitting idle when any criminal activities involving drug abuse, trafficking and money laundering are happening in our communities, but is rather investigating such matters quietly,” stated Katongo.