Mongu court interpreter jailed 5 years for corruption

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:30:24 +0000

 

By JUSTINA MULENGA

A COURT interpreter of Mongu subordinate court has been convicted and sentenced to 36months and 24 months with hard labour for engaging in corrupt practices, says Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) public relations manager Timothy Moono.

In a statement yesterday, Mr Moono said Lusaka Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile sitting in Mongu, recently convicted and sentenced Brian Mutoiwa, a court interpreter of Mongu Subordinate Court to 36 months and 24 months imprisonment with hard labour on two counts of corruption which will run concurrently.

Particulars of the offence are that inn the first count, on dates unknown but between May 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 at Mutoiwa forged a Warrant of committal to undergo sentence of imprisonment for Mubita Situmbeko Moyo by purporting that it was signed by Magistrate Webster Milumbe.

Mr Moono said that in the second count, Mutoiwa knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false Warrant of committal to a named Prison Officer at Mongu Central Prison leading to the premature release of the prisoner Mubita Situmbeko Moyo.

He said that the same court has however acquitted Webster Milumbe a Magistrate of Mongu Subordinate of conspiracy to committing a felony.

It was alleged that Milumbe on  dates unknown but between 1st May 2014 and 31st December 2014 allegedly conspired with Mutoiwa to commit a felony by acknowledging that he had signed a Warrant of committal to undergo sentence of imprisonment for Moyo when in fact not.

Meanwhile the Anti-Corruption Commission in Chipata has arrested an Engineer at the Water Affairs Department in Chitambo District for corrupt practices involving K25, 000.00

He also said that Patrick Mwila, aged 47 of Kamwala Township in Serenje had been charged and arrested with one count of theft by public servant

Details of the matter are that on unknown dates but between 1st January 2012 and 31st December, 2012 while in Chipata as Engineering Assistant stole a container, valued at K25, 000.00 a property of government.

Mwila has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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