THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a former Zambia Revenue Authority officer for corrupt practices involving K90,000.
In a statement, Friday, ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said Mbuyo Chikaya, 33, was arrested after he facilitated the clearance of a Mercedes Benz C220 belonging to a client, valued at K90,000, thereby circumventing the payment of tax.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a former Zambia Revenue Authority officer for corrupt practices involving K90,000. Mbuyo Chikaya, 33, a former Examining Officer at ZRA and of Lusaka’s Avondale area, has been arrested and charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to Section 21 sub section 1 (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012. Details are that on unknown dates but between 1st January 2016 and 31st December 2016 in Lusaka, Chikaya did abuse the authority of office in the manner he arbitrary facilitated the clearance of the Mercedes Benz C220 belonging to a client, valued at K90,000.00 thereby circumventing the payment of tax,” said Chibwe.
“This act was prejudicial to the rights and interests of the government of the Republic of Zambia and a matter or transaction concerning the Zambia Revenue Authority, a public body. Chikaya has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.”