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Lusambo arrested, Chanda warned

LUSAMBO

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka

AFTER spending a night in police cells and over eight hours of interrogations yesterday, former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has been arrested by Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). The Kabushi legislator has been charged with four counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime. ACC has also recorded a warn-and-caution statement from former State House spokesperson Amos Chanda over 15 properties suspected to be proceeds of crime. Mr Lusambo, 45, of Chamba Valley, has also been charged with two counts of concealment of property ACC suspects to have been acquired illegally. The lawmaker has been released on bond and will appear in court soon. According to ACC spokesperson Queen Chibwe, in four counts, between May 1, 2015 and December 31, 2021, Mr Lusambo had in his possession properties in Lusaka and Copperbelt suspected to have been illegally acquired. Properties number f/609/e/44/13/9, Ndo/ln_77505/1, Masai/ln_1005309/1, and Palab/ln_73112/17 are all believed to be owned by Mr Lusambo. In two other counts, Mr Lusambo has been charged with concealment of property suspected to have been acquired dubiously. “Mr Lusambo, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between May 1, 2015 and the December 31, 2021, in the Lusaka and Copperbelt provinces, did conceal property number CLICK TO READ MORE


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