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Now Dr Chilufya in conspiracy, fraud charge … as expired drugs, leaking condoms case turns into conspiracy, fraud

THE Honey Bee expired drugs and leaking condoms case against former Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya and others has been turned into a conspiracy and fraud matter.

Now Dr Chilufya, his former Permanent Secretary Caroline Mulalelo Kakulubelwa and HoneyBee directors have been arraigned for conspiracy and fraud involving US$17,958,150.00, to which they have pleaded not guilty. To Page 3 

This is in a case in which Chilufya, 50, former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, Kakulubelwa Mulalelo, Honey Bee Pharmacy directors namely,    Zakir Hussein Motala, Imran Lunat, Abdurrauf Motala and former Attorney General Likando Kalaluka, are jointly charged with one count of Conspiracy to Defraud the State, contrary to Section 313 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

The accused persons yesterday appeared before Chief resident magistrate Davies Chibwili.

Particulars of the offense are that on dates unknown but between January 1,  2019 and January 13,  2021, Chilufya, jointly and whilst acting together with  Mulalelo, Abdurrauf Motala, Zakir Motala, Imran Lunat and other persons unknown,  did conspire to defraud the Government of the Republic of Zambia, in the manner in which Honeybee Pharmacy, participated in the tender to supply and deliver 50,000 Health Centre Kits and was consequently awarded a contract for supply and delivery of 22, 500 Health Centre Kits valued at US$17,958,150.00.

The court adjourned the matter to February 16, 2023 for commencement of trial.

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