ACC Arrests Police Officer for Corrupt Practices

The Anti-Corruption Commission in Kasama has arrested a Police Officer based at Kasama Central Police Station for corrupt practices involving over K5,000.00.

Arnold Mutunda, aged 31, has been arrested and charged with one (1) count of corrupt practices by Public Officer contrary to section 19(1) of Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Particulars of the offence are that, on dates unknown but between 1st  September 2017 and 31st  December 2017 at Kasama in the Kasama District of the Northern Province of the Republic of Zambia, Arnold Mutunda being a Public Officer, namely a Police Officer employed in the Zambia Police Service, did corruptly solicit and received a total of K5,500.00 cash gratification from Mukuka Bwalya as an inducement for him to facilitate the change of the offence from aggravated robbery to theft.

The said Mukula Bwalya was earlier arrested by the Zambia Police Service in Kasama for an offence of aggravated robbery.

The suspect has since been released on Bond and will appear in court on 19th

February 2019.