Customs Clearing Agent Warned and Cautioned as Two Persons Arrested for Bribery

The Anti-Corruption Commission has recorded a warn and caution statement from a clearing agent in Nakonde for Corrupt Practices involving K10,000.00
This is in a matter in which between 1st August 2022 and 20th August 2022, Emmanuel Silwizya,30, of Ntinda Village in Nakonde, acting on behalf of a customs clearing agent namely Inter-Freight Logistics Ltd, did offer and actually give K10,000.00 to a Zambia Revenue Authority Customs Officer as inducement or reward for him to facilitate the importation into Zambia, a truckload of second-hand clothes by purporting that the consignment was destined for Congo when in fact not. This was intended to avoid payment to the Zambia Revenue Authority of about K300,000.00 duty on the consignment.
Meanwhile, the Commission has also arrested two persons of Mtendere Compound in Lusaka for attempting to bribe a Reserve Police Officer in order for him to facilitate the release of two illegal immigrants from Police custody.
George Kalonga, 62 of B5 in Mtendere and Evans Nyondiko, a Burundian national of BI, in Mtendere have been arrested and charged with one count of corrupt practices by private persons contrary to Section 19(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act NO. 3 OF 2012. Details are that between 22nd July 2022 and 22nd August 2022 in Lusaka, Kalonga and Nyondiko, as private persons, did offer K2,000 cash as a bribe to a named Reserve Police Officer in order for him to release two foreigners namely Abraham Kwingula and Stephen Amani, who were detained in police custody for being illegal immigrants.
Kalonga has since been released on Bond while Nyondiko has been detained. The two are expected to appear in Court soon.

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