Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC)
LAWYER SCANDAL: Dec Nabs Lusaka Lawyer Linked To K97 Million Fraud Deal
A Lawyer and a banker are among five people arrested in Lusaka by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) over separate suspicious dealings involving a total of K97.8 million.
The lawyer identified as Chibeka Mwenya is implicated in a money scam of K93 million together with a Mr Solomon Ngwenya and a Mr George Mubipe.
On the other hand, the banker, Fred Daka is alleged to have stolen 71,000 Kwacha from his employers.
The fifth person, a Mr Lewis Chisenga is a businessman who is accused of money laundering involving K 4.7 million.
This is according to DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga’s statement today.In Mr Mwenya’s allegations, details are that he and Mr Ngwenya and Mr Mubipe as former Directors and Shareholders of Focus Financial Services did solicit for funds in the pretext that they were funding Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
The suspects allegedly received K 43,000,000 and K50,000,000 from two international donors and instead of applying it to SME’s, used the money for their own benefit.
In the case of Mr Daka, as a Testing Coordinator at a named bank, he allegedly stole a total K71,000.00.
Mr Chisenga, as a Director and single signatory to a Company called People’s Harvest Limited is accused of willfully, dishonestly and with intent to defraud, have stolen K 4,7million.
Mr Kamaga says the suspects are currently on police bond and will appear in court soon.
Credit: George Chomba