The Drug Enforcement Commission has officially arrested two Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) officials for money laundering activities, reports Pan African Radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
In a statement unveiled to the media today the 20th September, 2016, DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo said Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo, 43, an Executive Director at the ZNFU residing at Farm No. 87a/D/26 Chongwe has been arrested and jointly charged with Dr Evelyn Nguleka, 46, a former President at ZNFU residing at Plot No. 2752, Ndeke Meanwood in Lusaka for theft by public servant, obtaining money by false pretences and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
She stated that the Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with Dr Evelyn Nguleka and other persons unknown did fraudulently authorise the transfer of K906, 750.00 from the ZNFU account to R.N Parks and Gardens.
Ms. Katongo explained that Ndambo purported to show that the said payments were for landscaping and plumbing works at ZNFU when in fact he engaged R.N Parks and Gardens to carry out construction and landscaping works at his farm in Chongwe.
She further stated that on unknown dates but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 the duo did fraudulently authorise withdrawals of a sum of USD15, 000.00 from the ZNFU Dollar account purporting that the said funds were for various members of staff attending conferences in South Africa when in fact not.
Ms. Katongo also revealed that in the third count, on unknown dates but between 1st November, 2012 and 31st December, 2015 Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown did fraudulently obtain household furniture from Décor More Investments Limited valued at K169, 000.00 which was paid for by drawing cheques on the ZNFU account.
“The said cheques were meant for procuring ZNFU office furniture but the furniture ended up at Ndambo Ndambo’s house”
“The suspects are currently on Police Bond and will appear in court soon” she said