AN accounts assistant from a named government department has been arrested for money laundering activities involving over K2 million.
The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) arrested Joannie Nsekesha Mumpashya, a female accounts assistant aged 38 years of Plot No. 311 Dam Area in Chongwe.
DEC deputy public relations officer Delight Haangala has told Mwebantu that Mumpashya has been arrested for fraudulent false accounting contrary to Section 327 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, theft by Public Servant contrary to Section 277 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to Section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as read with the Amendment Act No. 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
“Details of the matter are that Joannie Nsekesha Mumpashya, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2021 in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, by virtue of her position as Accounts Assistant and cashier, did steal a total of ZMW 2, 396, 584.50 from a named Government Department by altering entries in the books of accounts,” she said.
Ms Haangala said the Commission has since seized a house from her which is at Plot No. 269 in Chongwe District.
In another incident, the Commission has jointly charged and arrested Webbister Shamuyombwe, a Businessman aged 52 and Besnart Tembo, a Businesswoman aged 41 both of New Kasama, House No. 11019, Dr. Christine Kaseba Road in Lusaka, for providing Money Lending Services without a License contrary to Section 3 (b) of the Money Lenders Act, Chapter 398 of the Laws of Zambia.
Ms Haangala said the two have also been slapped with obtaining money by False Pretenses contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to Section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act No.44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
He said details of the case are that the duo in their capacity as Directors for Mutengo Wandalama Enterprises Ltd, whilst acting with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 4th March 2022, in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, provided money lending services to the public without a license and did obtain money amounting to ZMW 681, 900.00 without lawful authority.
“The suspects are currently on police bond and will appear in court soon,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Wednesday, June, 22nd, 2022)
Dr Nevers Mumba summons pastor Jimmy Kay and Ephraim for a cup of coffee.
MOVEMENT for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) Nevers Mumba has summoned media personality and pastor, Jimmy Kay and gospel artist Ephraim also known as the son of Africa for a cup of coffee.
Dr Mumba said Jimmy and Ephraim are his two spiritual sons in whom he is well pleased.
He said both have amazing potential and sure success stories.
“I have followed their unfortunate fall out like every other Zambian on social media, with great pain. I am convinced that there could be something else we need to resolve outside what has been shared in their posts.
Interestingly, both their views are correct. Ephraim’s point of “despise not the days of small beginnings” would be my first point in a sermon. Jimmy’s point of “responsibility” would be my third point of the same Sermon. It’s a case of the same coin fighting over the two different sides.
I have summoned both of them for a cup of coffee at 2pm. It is well,” he wrote.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, June, 28th, 2022)
Criminals chop off finger of 10-year-old living with albinism
THREE criminals are on the run after they chopped the forefinger of a 10-year-old boy living with albinism in Mkushi.
One of the suspects has been identified as Kendrick, while the others are unknown.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police have reported a case of the offence of Grievious Bodily Harm after a finger of a 10-year-old boy was chopped off.
“This was after Patrick Mwape aged 40 of unmarked house number Chilomo area Mkushi of Kashimba Village in Chitina Chiefdom a Peasant farmer reported that his son a Male Juvenile aged 10 who is a person living with Albinism was grievously harmed. The victim had his fore finger of his left hand chopped off using a sharp instrument by three male persons one of them only identified as Kendrick believed to be a resident of Mkushi. This occurred on June 25, 2022 between 09:00 hours and 11:00 hours at Chilomo area,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said brief facts of the matter are that the victim was left home with his fellow minors at Chilomo area after his parents went to church.
He said whilst at church the parents received information about the incident and they rushed home where they found the victim crying and his fore finger of the left hand missing.
“Upon interviewing him he told the father that Kendrick came with other two unknown persons home and Kendrick called the victim to come close to them and immediately he did. The other two held him and cut off his fore finger using a big sharp scissors and knife. The three suspects went away with the victim’s finger. Later the victim was rushed to Mkushi District Hospital where he is admitted. Investigations have been instituted to bring the suspects to book,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga appealed to the general public that may have information that may lead to the apprehension or successful prosecution of the suspects to report to Mkushi police station or any nearest police station.
(Mwebantu, Monday, June, 27th, 2022)
67 immigrants rounded up in Kitwe clean up
MORE than 60 people have been nabbed on the Copperbelt by the Department of immigration for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits and trading illegally.
The operation was jointly conducted by immigration officers from Ndola and Kitwe following a public outcry over the influx of illegal immigrants.
Department of immigration Spokesperson Namati Nshinka said the operation was carried out on June 25th and 67 persons in a clean-up operation conducted in various parts of Kitwe were apprehended.
Those nabbed were 34 Tanzanians from Chisokone Market for trading without permits, and 14 Chinese for abrogating the terms and conditions of their immigration permits. Others apprehended were 11 Suspected Prohibited Immigrants, Five Congolese, Two Burundians, and One Malawian,” he said.