THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has arrested a Police Public Complaints Authority commissioner for alleged money laundering involving K270 million.

DEC public relations officer, John Nyawali confirmed to the Sunday Mail yesterday that the commission’s Anti-Money Laundering Investigation Unit has arrested Pastor Richard Chela, 64, of Kabwe.

Mr Nyawali said that Pastor Chela was arrested together with Duncan Mwembe ,43, a banker of Lusaka’s Woodlands Extension and Ivy Chipasha, 39, an administrative officer for Child Care and Adoption Society of Zambia for allegedly stealing the association’s K270 million.

Mr Nyawali said the money went into the possession of the suspects by virtue of their positions as national members of the association.

He said the trio have been retained on police custody after failing to raise sureties for bail. They will appear in court soon.

Mr Nyawali also said that the DEC will continue to uphold its integrity in the discharge of its duties by refusing to succumb to bribes.

He appealed to the public to report any money laundering cases for the good of the country.

Meanwhile, the Zambia News and Information Services reports that the police in Mongu have arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly being in possession of counterfeit notes of US$200.

Western Province police chief, Veal Muzwenga, said Musangu Musangu of Katengu village in Kaoma was arrested when he tried to change the dollars into Zambian Kwacha at Standard Chartered Bank, Mongu branch.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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  1. It is extremely to difficult to trust any clergy in Zed now.

    NEVERS MUMBAS behavior has contributed significantly to LOSE trust in these so called “clergy men and women”.

    Their main interest at the moment is MONEY; nothing else!

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  2. Now Police cells will be full, build more because i can see the Doras and bakulu mpuno wanting after the pact wins in 2011

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  3. Didn’t sha’ul say satans ministers will masquerade themselves as ministers of righteouness in congregations. Funny how these pastors peddle the word for profit and use gullible sheeple(sheep people) as sources of finance . I wonder if he was one of the prosperity doctrine teachers who think Tithe is actually money when the bible indicates that tithe is food.

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  4. #2 (above) If ten women are on the streets at nite, will it mean all women are like that? learn to contribute to matters as they are, casual talk is not good.

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  5. #5 If u eat a rotten gran you spit everything. How else can we explain Pule’s conduct and many more pastors who are just about money nevers included

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  6. #2 I agree with you most of the clergy in Zed are conmen preying on the poor. My sisters’ Bishop is one of them. Imagine for him to pray for somebody, you have to pay and he has all these fancy words from the Bible to persuade his congregation.. Also he prays for people in phases and each phase has its own price.

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  7. Pastors are no different from anybody. I dont know why anyone should be surprised that this particular pastor was involved in theft.

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  8. Good and continue arresting them. Such will make sure would-be thieves think twice before cheating the members of the churches.
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    1P 3 + KJV Bible:
    15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
    16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

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  9. I wonder where we are headed; even those who should be trustworth are not! No wonder no pastor has stood up to denounce the recent corruption cases. It could be that the tithe returns have reduced

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  10. Just goes to show how rotten the system is.

    Dalitso, ur story is intriguing. Can you shade more light on this bishop?

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  11. # 13 Splaka, my elder sis had uterine fibroids, but she was put on a waiting list for 6 months at UTH for surgery. So while waiting for surgery, she continued hemorrhaging and my other elder sis told her about this Bishop at her church and his healing powers. So my sis with the fibroids went to this Bishop and he told her she has to give him a harvest offering for him to analyse the problem, then after the analysis she had to pay him K50,000.00. If things didn’t work out then she has to continue paying K20,000.00 for each prayer session. Well ultimately my sis had surgery but not before wasting her money on this conman of a pastor. I tried to pump some sense in both of my sis but they were so mad because am just a kid and didn’t know what i was talking about when it came to the bishop.

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  12. YANGWE BASHIMAPEPO ALA MWATUSEBANYA. CHATILE CHENU BA PASTOR. IN AS MUCH AS YOU ARE HUMAN YOU ARE HELD IN HIGH ESTEEM BY THE PUBLIC AND SO WE EXPECT SOME DECENCY FROM YOU. WITH SUCH BEHAVIOUR WHAT CAN STOP YOU FROM HAVING A TAKE AWAY PACKAGE FROM ADDIS ABBABA RD AT NIGHT. PLEASE SPARE US, FINSHI MUKATUFUNDA MAILO NGATWAISA KU CHURCH. IFYABUPUBA MULEICHINDIKA MULIBAKULU. AT 64 YOU SHOULD BE MORE WISER BUT NOT TO BE WISE ALONG THIEVING LINES.

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  13. weird how would a pastor who is known as the sheperd of the church steal K270 million
    totally ** mouth opened**

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  14. IF PRESIDENTS ARE THIEVES WHAT WILL PREVENT THESE TUNTEMBA PASTORS FROM STEALING. There are so many fake pastors in Zambia easpecially in the Pentecostal circles. Stop it ba mambala imwe.

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  15. #5 Kapupuleti ,
    You are DULL.Its fortunate that i dont know you or else i would have given you a brilliant lecture.

    Tell me of any clergy in Zed at the moment with good standing morals?

    Talk of Pule ,Nevers,Mambo,Joshua Banda,Chelela,Mwanza,Himakando,3rd Term Cocoons,Chilubas gang pastors,priests in relationships and the list is endless.

    Therefore,it is you ( Kapupuleti ) who is full of casual,impulsatic and senseless reactions to well meaning postings on this blog.

    Next time you REACT to any posting on this blog,please give RELEVANT examples or else i shall DISSECT you and live you with very- very rough INCISIONS.

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  16. The teaching of God’s word is “freely you have received, freely give.” In the Old Testament, the Prophet Elijah refused to accept “a gift” from Naaman the leper. This was after Naaman was cured of leprosy.
    Even though full time Christian ministers must be supported financially, yet we see in Paul the Apostle an example of how ministers should also be enterprising. Paul worked with his own hands to support himself and those in the ministry with him.
    Not all the money in the Church is to be used for the support of Pastors, or whatever title they have. The money is also to be used for the support of Widows and Orphans, and the poor.
    Any minister who demands cash or any form of “inducement” for spiritual services must be ignored… I would not have such a person lay a hand on me. So…

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  17. I am wondering when Chela could have become a pastor. He is an impostor as well as a thief. He has now brought extra disrepute of real Pastors. Mutule. Chabipila sister wandi.

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  18. #7.Chichi, hello? The adage is collect, but wisdom is needed to understand it. As I said, when some women are running the streets, that does not mean all women are. Some one might say so out of disappointment, but thank God some women are godly. If one nut (grain) is rotten, it is just that “one “which is rotten, not all. If the eater had a good choice the rotten one was going to be singled out (in the first place) and enjoy the rest. Don’t blame the nut only; blame your choice as well!
    When people talk of Aids/HIV in Africa, you might think all Africans are infected. We need to differentiate between cheap talk and truth. So when you see a “black dollar,” that is a sign that there is a true dollar.

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  19. Cont fom #23. Some men are good others are not, so it goes to professions, some doctors are good while others are not, some builders are good, others are not. Some preachers are called by God others are not. The Bible warns of false teachers and prophets, this is to warn the reader to make informed decisions. In this life you just have to be careful on how you make decisions, how you make friends, and who you play with. You can’t say all women or men are evil therefore I am not going to marry, or all churches are bad I will not attend any. Hell is real so is heaven, time to make good decisions is now.

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    #20. Donovanosis. First, if you came from a decent home you could have been taught public manners; the way you are running your mouth and your offensive language is disgusting to other Well-meaning bloggers and an insult to those who labored to bring you up.
    Secondly, I could have responded to some of the names in your blog if your language was clean. You are like, as it is written, “A raging waves of the sea, foaming out your own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved blackness of darkness for ever.” Be careful!

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  21. Kapupuleti ,
    YOU are UNREASONABLE.
    There is ROTTEN TISSUES inside your skull.

    I warned YOU and advised that you write FACTS on this blog but instead YOU post CRAP,JUNK stuff at #25.

    Are these FACTS i requested you to bring OUT?

    YOU are WEIRD,PARANOID and an EMBARRASSMENT not only to your wife and children if any, BUT to YOURSELF and your SOUL.

    I think ,YOU are one of these CONMEN and WOMEN who have been reaping of POOR INNOCENT Zambians in the name of being a” CLERGY”.

    Worthless CrEaTuRe!
    COME BACK WITH FACTS.

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  22. #26. Kids like you who grew up in orphanages don’t have manners, not even bad ones. I believe your parents are turning in their graves when they see the junk you are writing.

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  23. #28 Kapupuleti,
    YOU are a QUACK.
    YOUR EMBRYOGENESIS started with the RECTUM rather than the ENCEPHALON.

    YOU have FAILED to REASON by not bringing out FACTS to defend YOUR ARGUMENT on the SUBJECT MATTER that is HERE.

    INSTEAD you have started calling me a KID.
    Thats what YOU CRIMINALS,CONMEN do when you have NO POINTS.
    YOU rush to calling INTELLIGENT individuals as KIDS,YOUNGMEN etc,while YOU are busy STEALING.

    YOU CoCkRoAcH!
    COME BACK WITH FACTS HERE.

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  24. #29. I don’t need to be your english teacher. Read thread 25 again, the reasons are there why I can’t respond to your nosense. So you can go aheard and open your mouth wide that we can even see your brains, it will be impossible to pump sense in you. Your foundation was wrong, the roots were bad so now we can see the fruits. It is was labor wasted.

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