Former defense chiefs formally arrested
The joint investigative wings have formally arrested and charged three former defence chiefs.
These are former Zambia Army Commander Lieutenant General Wisdom Lopa, former ZAF Commander Lt. General Andrew Sakala, and former Zambia National Service (ZNS) commandant Major General Anthony Yeta.
The three have been arrested and charged with theft by public servant.
This is connection with the disappearance of the K1.5 billion meant for the operations of the three wings of the defence, namely Zambia Army, Zambia Air Force and Zambia National Service.
The three whilst acting together allegedly stole 1.5 billion kwacha funds meant for the defense wings for operations during and after the elections last year.
The three former defence chiefs have since been granted 50 million kwacha police bond each with two working sureties and are expected to appear in court soon.
Joint investigative spokesperson Charity Chanda confirmed the development to journalists a short while ago at Woodlands Police Station were they appeared