By Patrick Soko
The Anti-Corruption Commission in Kasama has arrested the Provincial Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, and also the Regional Statistician of Central Statistics Office for corrupt practices involving K 18,000.
Joseph Chiti, aged 42 of Kasama Village, a Provincial Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator, in Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, and Danny Muchimba aged 36 of Mukulumpe Township, a Regional Statistician of Central Statistics Office were jointly charged with one count of Theft by Servant contrary to section 272 as read with section 277 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence being that Joseph Chiti and Danny Muchimba on dates unknown but between 1 st September 2017 and 31 st January 2018 at Kasama in the Kasama District of the Northern Province being public officers namely Provincial Fisheries and Livestock Coordinator and Regional Statistician, respectively, jointly and while acting together did steal K 18,000 the property of the Republic of Zambia which came into their possession by virtue of their employment.
The suspects have since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon.
Commission Corporate Affairs Officer Christopher Chibanku confirmed the development to 5fm News