Police this afternoon, warned and cautioned Kasama Central MP Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba for eight counts for offences which he is alleged to have committed between 1st April and 30th November, 2012.
Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda said whilst acting as Republican President, Mr Mwamba is alleged to have committed the offence of Disobedience of Statutory Duty C/Sec 126 Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
He is also alleged to have Abused his Authority of Office C/Sec 21 (1) (a) and (b) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 by directing and influencing the award of a contract for supply and delivery of 9, 10 and 12 meter wooden poles to Zesco Limited on a one year running contract to Arizona Marketing and Distributors in which Company he was a Director/Partner.
As Director/Partner of Arizona Marketing and Distributors he is alleged to have committed three counts of uttering a false document C/Sec 352 of Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia involving Manufacturers Authorization, Company profile and Pole Specifications to the Zambia Public Procurement Authority and ZESCO purporting them to have been issued by Board Timber Limited of Zimbabwe when in fact not.
Further Mr Mwamba, acting in his capacity as the then Director/Partner of Arizona Marketing and Distributors has also been warned and cautioned for two counts of making a false document C/Sec 344 of Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia namely a company profile for Boarder Timbers and Poles specifications purporting that they were issued from Border Timbers Limited when in fact not.
In the last count, he is alleged to have forged two manufacturers authorization documents C/Sec 342 of Cap 87 of the laws of Zambia purporting that they issued by Border Timbers Limited when in fact not.
Ms Chanda said investigations into the matter continue and Mr Bwalya’s wife Chama and Daughter Sibongile will appear for more questioning tomorrow at 10 Hours.
But Mr Mwamba says his lawyers have asked for more time to study the offences and will issue a statement soon.
He told Reporters outside Woodlands Police Station that despite what is happening to him, he will remain a loyal member of the PF because he still loves the party.
Mr Mwamba said, as one of the founder members of the PF, he will remain faithful and loyal to the PF leadership.
Also present at the police station were MMD acting national secretary Kapembwa Simbao, MMD Kasempa MP Kabinga Pande, National Revolution Party president Cosmo Mumba, Alliance for Better Zambia (ABZ) president Frank Bwalya and political activist Dante Saunders.
Police cordoned off the police station keeping Mr Mwamba’s placard and red card brandishing supporters at bay.