Timber Businessman Arrested for Corrupt Practices

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested and charged a Kafue businessman for corrupt practices.
Bornface Simwanza 46 of Kafue Water Works, Lusaka was arrested and charged with one (1) count of corrupt practices with public officer contrary to section 19(2) of the Anti-Corruption Act no. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence being that, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2017 and 31st March 2017 in Kasama District, Northern Province, Simwanza did corruptly give K 1,100 cash gratification to Rueben Simukoko a Police Officer in the Zambia Police Service as an inducement or reward for him and Emmanuel Mutale also a Police Officer in the Zambia Police Service ,to allow a truck loaded with logs of Mukula to pass Nkole Mfumu Police Check Point in Kasama.
Mr. Simwanza is believed to have hired a Volvo truck registration number ALA 1856 to transport logs of Mukula from Kawambwa to Nakonde. However, when the said truck reached Nkole Mfumu Police Check Point, Mr. Simwanza allegedly gave K 1,100 to the said Simukoko for him not to impound the truck loaded with Mukula logs.
Bornface Simwanza has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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