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Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit arrests 3 persons

Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit arrests 3 persons

February 06
17:15 2017
Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer (PRO) Theresa Katongo

Zambia’s Drug Enforcement Commission Public Relations Officer (PRO) Theresa Katongo

By Theresa Katongo Public Relations Officer, Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Cell No.: 0966482424

Lusaka, Sunday 5th February, 2017 – The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) has arrested three business persons for attempting to obtain credit by false pretences.

Katongo Chiteba Mulenga, 28, a Business Woman of 218/16 Kaunda Square Stage 2 in Lusaka has been arrested for theft, forgery, uttering of false documents, personation, and obtaining credit by false pretences contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Mulenga on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2016 and 27th January, 2017 whilst acting together with other persons unknown did, fraudulently and without any claim of right, deprive a named financial services company of K25, 000 by forging a National Registration Card and two (02) Government payslips for a named school teacher in the Ministry of Education in Ngabwe in Central Province.

Mulenga uttered the said documents to a named financial services company and impersonated a named school teacher thereby deceiving the loan officer of the named financial services.

The financial services company inevitably issued the loan of K25, 000 to the accused.

The suspect was released on Police Bond and will appear in Court soon.

And in a related development, the Commission has arrested and jointly charged George Mulasikwanda, 42, a Businessman of Plot No. 10968 of Libala South and Justine Washa Mwelwa, 48, a Businessman of House No. 59093 of Kamwala South for attempting to obtain credit by false pretences, forgery, uttering of false documents and personation contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that George Mulasikwanda and Justine Washa Mwelwa on dates unknown but between 1stNovember, 2016 and 27th January, 2017 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did attempt to obtain a loan of K30,000 from a named financial services company without any claim of right.

Mulasikwanda and Mwelwa forged payslips and a National Registration Card in the name of a named teacher from the Ministry of Education in Kabwe and a signature of a Human Resource Officer also from the Ministry of Education in Kabwe.

The duo further uttered the said documents to the named financial services company purporting to be a named teacher and subsequently collected a cheque of K30, 000.

The cheque was deposited into an account opened at a known bank in the name of the said teacher.

The two suspects have been released on Police Bond and will appear in Court soon.

 

 

 

 

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