A 42 YEAR OLD female Revenue Collector of Lewanika General Hospital in Western Province has been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for money laundering activities involving over K200 thousand. 42 year old Charity Sitwala, a Revenue Collector residing at Forest Plots in Mongu has been arrested for fraudulent false accounting, theft by public servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia. Sitwala was arrested through the Drug Enforcement Commission anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit. Particulars of the offence are that Charity Sitwala on dates unknown but between 1st January 2013 and 30th April, 2015 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown with intent to defraud, did falsify GRZ general receipts amounting to K61, 641.00 in that the original receipts had different amounts from the duplicated ones. DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has disclosed this to Mwebantu. Katongo reveals that the suspect later deposited amounts reflected on the duplicate receipts by purporting that the amounts deposited were the ones received when in fact not. She says it is also alleged that during the same period, Charity Sitwala failed to deposit revenue amounting to K216, 961.30 and stole government revenue amounting to K278, 651.30 which came into her possession by virtue of her employment as revenue collector at Lewanika General Hospital. “The suspect, therefore, engaged herself directly or indirectly into money laundering activities by laundering K278, 651.30 of government revenue,” says Katongo. She says that the suspect is currently on Police Bond and will appear in Court soon.
10 year old girl of Mumbwa dies after she was defiled by two men of the same family, police say
A Ten (10) year old girl of Mumbwa has died after she was defiled by two men of the same family.
The deceased child was found in unconscious state and rushed to the hospital where she later died.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement and has identified the suspects as Harry Kandolo aged 25 years and Jack Kandolo aged 20 years both of Makondo Village in Chief Kaindu of Mumbwa District .
Katongo said the incident happened on between Sunday at 18:00 hrs and Monday at 11:00 hrs at the same village.
“The victim later died in Mumbwa District Hospital at around 22:00 Hours on 10th August 2020 and the body is in Mumbwa District Mortuary waiting for post-morterm, Katongo revealed.
She said the suspects have been apprehended and are detained in Police custody yet to be charged with murder.
Police arrest Chilombwana who raped women while armed with a Machete
POLICE in Southern Province have apprehended a suspect who has been on the wanted list in connection with the spate of rape, unlawful wounding, arson, and assault cases experienced in Zimba and Kalomo Districts.
The suspect identified as Lucky Kaluwe aged 19 years commonly known as Chilombwana was apprehended by members of the public in Chilobe area of Chief Sipatunyana in Zimba District.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement said the suspect who had been on the police wanted list is alleged to have been armed with a Machete each time he committed offences and was relocating to other places after committing offences.
Katongo said the suspect was handed over to police on yesterday around 05: 30 hours by Mapatizya Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda.
“He has been Charged with one count of Arson, five counts of unlawful wounding and three counts of Rape. He is detained in custody and will appear in court soon,” Katongo said.
And Katongo commended members of the public in Chilobe area for acting swiftly in apprehending the suspect and further called on all those who could have been victims of attacks by the suspect to report to police.
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9 year old boy of Monze dies in an ox-cart accident, police say
A nine (09) year old boy of Kwanu Village in Chief Choongo’s area of Monze District has died on the spot after an ox-cart he was in overturned.
Meanwhile, a 35 year old woman of Lusaka’s Bauleni Compound has allegedly been murdered by her boyfriend.
The accident happened yesterday at about 08:30 hours at Moonga Village in Monze and Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the victim as Alick Hasumbwe.
Katongo said the accident happened when the ox driven Cart, on which the victim was traveling in, hit into a stone and overturned.
And Katongo said the body of the deceased has been deposited in Monze Mission hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, a 35- year old woman of Bauleni Compound in Lusaka has allegedly been murdered.
Katongo said Alice Nyangu was found dead yesterday at around 11:00 hours in her house.
“Scene was visited and police suspect the victim to have been murdered as bruises were found on her left eye among other injuries,” Katongo said.
She said preliminary investigations have indicated that the victim had fought with her boyfriend in the night of 01 August, 2020 at unknown time .
And Katongo said police have already picked one suspect in connection with the murder while the body of the deceased has been deposited in the UTH mortuary awaiting post-mortem.