COURT CONVICTS POLICE OFFICER FOR CORRUPT PRACTICES

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The Lusaka Magistrates Court has convicted a Police Officer and jailed him for six months with hard labour for corruption involving K5,000.

 

Akayombokwa Siyomunji, 36, of Farm No. 196 A Mungwi Road, Lusaka West, was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in May, 2015 and charged with two counts of Corrupt Practices contrary to section 19(1) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

 

In the first count, it was alleged that on unknown dates but between August, 2013 and December 2013, Siyomunji being a public officer namely a Police Officer under the Zambia Police Service did corruptly solicit for K5,000 cash from Mhlupheki Ndlovu and actually received K1,000 through ZOONA money transfer as an inducement for himself to discontinue investigations into allegations of fraud and theft against the said Mhlupheki Ndlovu, a matter or transaction that concerns the Zambia Police Force, a Public Body.

 

In the second count, it was alleged that on unknown dates but between18 th October 2013 and 31 st December 2013, Siyomunji , being a public officer namely a Police Officer under the Zambia Police Service did corruptly solicit K5,000 cash from Makhosana Ndolo and actually received K400 through ZOONA money transfer as an inducement for himself to discontinue investigations into allegations of fraud and theft against the said Makhosana Ndolo, a matter or transaction that concerns the Zambia Police Force, a Public Body On case to answer stage, the Resident Magistrate Hon. Mr. Humphrey M. Chitalu found the accused Siyomunji, now convict, with a case to answer on count one and put him on his defence and acquitted him on count two.
In his judgment delivered yesterday 26 th September 2018, Magistrate Hon. Mr. Chitalu convicted Siyomunji on count 1 and sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment with hard labour effective from 26 th September 2018.

 

The statement has been made available to 5fm news by Timothy Moono who is ACC Public  Relations Manager. 

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