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Former ward councilor bank probe over

By MUKWIMA CHILALA

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has disclosed that it has discontinued the case in which it was investigating a named former ward Councillor in Lusaka for the suspicious purchase of a named bank with all its assets worth K300 million.

The ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe said the allegations were baseless and had been closed.

Last year in September ACC announced that it was investigating a case in which a named former ward Councilor in Lusaka had bought a bank and its assets worth K300 million.

Ms Chibwe said after investigations, the allegations turned out to be baseless and the matter had since been disposed of.

Responding to a question on the matter during the ACC’s first quarter media briefing, Ms Chibwe also said contrary to assertions, the commission did not alarm the nation when it announced that it was investigating the matter as it was merely engaging the public on what it was doing in the aftermath of the 2021 general election.

Meanwhile Ms Chibwe said the commission had at the end of 2021 received a total of 424 suspected reports of corruption with 186 authorized for investigation and 102 closed.

She said in the just ended first quarter of 2022, the commission revived a total of 306 suspected cases of corruption and of these reports, 148 were non corruption related.

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