Road Development Agency (RDA) Director Watson Ng’ambi and Mulenga Kapembwa an accountant have been arrested by Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for attempting to obtain over K3.5 billion by false pretences.
DEC Public Relations and Press Liason Officer Rosten Chulu confirmed to ZANIS that
Watson Ng’ambi 42, the Director at RDA of plot 23617 Presidential Housing Initiative (PHI) in Lusaka and Mulenga Kapembwa 39 an accountant of 1369 off Palm Drive in
Chelston Lusaka have been arrested and charged with attempting to obtain money by
false pretences contrary to section 309 and 389 of 5the Penal Code CAP 87 of the
laws of Zambia.
Mr. Chulu said whilst acting jointly with others, the two instructed National Road Fund Agency to pay contractors Turner Construction Limited/BICON Zambia Limited and GM International Limited/Rankin Engineering Associates for the projects they are undertaking in Chingola, Ndola, Choma and Mazabuka respectively.
He said the accused with intent to defraud allegedly resubmitted copies of the already made advance payment thereby creating a double payment which is so far amounting to over K3. 5 billion.
In another development, 14 other Zambians have been arrested for unlawful trafficking in psychotropic substances weighing a total of 90.096kgs.
In Central province, the commission has arrested Brighton Jonathan Tembo 28 and Levis Munyika 29.
In the North-western and Eastern provinces, Brighton Katunda, Clever Mulenga, Yobe
Alikanjelo, Charles Banda, Mpande Lombe Charles Ziba and Okiseensio Lungu have been
arrested by the Commission.
And on the Copperbelt, the commission has arrested Fides Chisi, Christina Mambala, Tom Tembo, Kabwe Chilambwe and Stanley Bamba all for trafficking in cannabis.
Mr.Chulu said all the suspects will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, the commission has since cautioned Zambians to desist from engaging themselves in the unlawful cultivation and trafficking of psychotropic substances
and Money Laundering activities.