Former Chief Human Resources and Development Officer at the Ministry of Health Henry Kapoko and his co-accused Nobert Peleti who was the Acting Director of Human Resources and Administration have been found with a case to answer.
This is in a matter where they are facing six counts of Abuse of Authority of Office, Theft by Public Servant and money laundering involving K1,290,402, development of Best Home Lodges, Purchase of House in Olympia.
The case came before Magistrate Hon. Alfrida Chulu. The Court held that the prosecution has proved its case in all the counts.
The matter is coming up for defence from 16th to 27th January, 2017.
Kapoko was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in 2009 following the unearthing of a scam involving corruption, theft, and money laundering at the Ministry of Health.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Mongu has arrested the Mongu Subordinate Court Magistrate Webster Milumbe for conspiracy to commit a felony.
Webster Milumbe aged 42 of House No. 6 Kambule Street in Mongu has been charged with one (1) count of conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to Section 394 of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
Particulars of the offence are that Webster Milumbe on dates unknown but between 1st May 2014 and 31st December 2014 in Mongu District did conspire with Brian Mutoiwa, a Court Interpreter at Mongu Subordinate Court to commit a felony namely forgery by acknowledging that he had signed the Warrant of Commitment to Undergo Imprisonment for a named convict thereby misleading the Prison Officers to release the said convict prematurely.
Magistrate Milumbe has since been released on bond and will appear in Court soon.
This comes barely a week after Brian Mutoiwa a Court Interpreter at Mongu Subordinate Court was arrested on two (2) counts being forgery of judicial document contrary to Section 349 of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia and uttering of false documents contrary to Section 352 of the Penal Code CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
In this matter, it is alleged that Brian Mutoiwa aged 38 of North Park area in Mongu on dates unknown but between 1st May 2014 and 31st May 2014 in Mongu District did forge a document namely Warrant of Commitment to Undergo Imprisonment for a named convict by purporting that the said document had been signed by Honourable Milumbe when in fact not.
In the second count, Brian Mutoiwa on dates unknown but between 1st May 2014 and 31st December 2014 in Mongu District did knowingly and fraudulently utter a false document namely Warrant of Commitment to Undergo Imprisonment of a named convict to Nawa Nalumango a Prison Officer at Mongu Central Prison.
Mr. Mutoiwa has since appeared in Court.