Friday, January 05, 2007

ZAWA official arrested

By Times Reporter

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested a Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) head of intelligence and investigations unit for allegedly soliciting for a bribe of K5 million.
Mr Winter Mvula was arrested and charged with one count of corrupt practice by public officer contrary to sections 29 (1) and 41 of the ACC Act number 42 of 1996.
ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono in a statement released in Lusaka yesterday said the officer was arrested after investigations.
Mr Moono said details of the offence were that on dates unknown but between December 1, 2006 and January 3, 2007, Mr Mvula allegedly solicited for K5 million and received a sum of K1 million from Sean Rosebotsa, director of credit at Barclays Bank head office.
Mr Moono explained that the money was allegedly given to the officer through a senior manger at the same bank.
The money was allegedly meant to be an inducement or reward for the officer not to publicise Mr Rosebotsa’s arrest.
Mr Rosebotsa was found in possession of a python skin.
He said the suspect was released on a K2 million bond with two working sureties and would appear in court on January 9, 2007 for mention and plea.

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