ZAF Warrant Officer, Wife Arrested for Corruption

A Zambia Airforce Force (ZAF) Warrant Officer Class 1 has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission for possession of properties suspected to be proceeds of crime worth over K7,720,000.00.

Albert Likezo Siyunda, aged 54 of House Number L/ 1800/M/CI/4 New Kasama, in Charge of Cashiers at the Zambia Airforce Headquarters, was arrested and charged with seven (7) counts of possession and concealment of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to Section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.

Details are that between 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2021, Siyunda did possess properties namely six (6) residential houses which were concealed and registered in his wife’s name, Nandina Lyatamani and one (1) residential house in his own name.  All these properties are reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.

Two of the properties are located in New Kasama worth about Three Million Kwacha (K3,000,000), a block of two flats in Mtendere East worth about One Million Two Hundred Thousand Kwacha (K1,200.000.00), one house in Chalala area worth about Five Hundred Thousand Kwacha (K500,000.00), one house in Lilayi worth about Six Hundred Seventy Thousand Kwacha (K670,000.00), a house in Mtendere East worth about Six Hundred Thousand Kwacha (K600,000.00) and another house in Ibex worth about One Million Five Hundred Fifty Thousand Kwacha (K1,550,000.00). Investigations have revealed that Siyunda engaged a construction company to construct some of the houses for him while other houses were bought for cash.

Siyunda’s wife Lyatamani, aged 44, has also been arrested and charged with seven (7) counts of possession and concealment of the said property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.  Details are that Lyatamani, did possess property, namely six (6) residential houses registered in her name and one residential house registered and concealed in her husband’s name, all reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.  The duo has since been released on bond and are expected to appear before court soon.

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