THE Anti-Corruption Commission has seized former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo’s house in Lusaka’s Chamba Valley area.
In a statement, Thursday, ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said altogether, the commission had seized properties worth K22.8 million located in the same area.
“The ACC has seized properties worth over 22.8 million Kwacha belonging to former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo, property suspected to be proceeds of crime. The properties are plot F/609/E/44/B/3, F/609/E/44/B/4, F/609/E/44/B/5, F/609/E/44/B/6, F/609/E/44/B/7, F/609/E/44/B/8 and F/609/E/44/B/9 and subdivision 50 at farm E of farm No. 609. All these properties are located in Lusaka’s Chamba Valley area. The said properties were acquired and constructed by Mr. Lusambo using suspected proceeds of crime and the Commission reasonably believes and suspects that the properties are still registered in another person’s name,” Chibwe stated.
“The seizure is in accordance with Section 58(1) of the Anti-Corruption Act of No. 3 of 2012. The seized properties are in connection with an ongoing investigation.”
She encouraged people to report anyone in possession of properties suspected to be proceeds of crime.
“Lusambo was recently arrested by the Commission for being in possession of properties suspected to be proceeds of crime worth US$378,000. The Commission wishes to call upon members of the public to report any one in possession of properties suspected of being proceeds of crime and a reward will be given upon a successful recovery,” stated Chibwe.