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Bowman Lusambo formally charged and arrested, released on police bond

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested and charged former Lusaka Province Minister, Bowman Lusambo for corrupt practices.

And the Commission has recorded a Warn and Caution Statement from former State House Press Aide, Amos Chanda.

According to a statement issued by ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe, Lusambo has been charged with four (4) counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

“Mr Lusambo, 45, of Chamba Valley area in Lusaka, has been charged with four (4) counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 (1) of the forfeiture of proceeds of crime act no. 19 of 2010,” Chibwe said.

She stated that the former minister has also been charged with two counts of concealment of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Chibwe said details in the four (4) counts are that between 1st May 2015 and 31st December, 2021, in Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces, Lusambo was in possession of property number f/609/e/44/13/9, property number Ndo/ln_77505/1, property number Masai/ln_1005309/1, and property number Palab/ln_73112/17 which are reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

“Details in the two (2) counts of concealment of property reasonably to be proceeds of crime are that, Mr Lusambo, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between the 1st day of May 2015 and the 31st day of December, 2021, in the Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces of the Republic of Zambia, did conceal property number Masai/ln_100328/218 disguised in the name of Mbachi Nkwazi and property number Ndo/ln_1004844/191 disguised in the name of Gatbro International Limited,” Chibwe stated.

She said the former minister had since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, Chibwe said the commission had warned and cautioned Mr Chanda in connection with being in possession of fifteen (15) properties reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

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