The Drug Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) in Central Province has arrested a Teacher of Ndola for money laundering activities involving over K200 thousand.
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo said Jane Katongo, 40, a Teacher of House No. 25 Chavuma Avenue in Kansenshi, Ndola, has been arrested for theft by servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
She said particulars of the offence are that Jane Katongo, a Teacher at a named school in Ndola jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown on dates unknown but between 1st February, 2010 and 28th February, 2017 did steal K282, 779.48 in salaries, property of the Republic of Zambia.
Katongo further noted it is alleged that Jane Katongo as widow and administrator to the estate of her late husband, Justine Zimba, who was also a teacher in the Ministry of General Education and died in 2009 during the process of being transferred from Chama District to Chibombo District.
DEC Public Relations Officer said despite Jane Katongo having full knowledge of this information, she instead concealed the death of her husband from the authorities and continued to draw the deceased’s salary for seven (07) years which was being credited to his account in Chibombo District where he never reported due to his untimely death.
She said the suspect is currently on Police bond and will appear in court soon and in a separate incidence, the Commission in Lusaka has arrested and jointly charged three (03) persons for money laundering activities involving over K2 million.
Katongo said those arrested and jointly charged include Dickens Muduka Tembo, 43, of Plot No. 9812/557C Nyumba Yanga in Lusaka, Angela Ing’utu Nyambe, 32, of the same abode and Raymond Ndeule Muzumala, 43, of Plot No. 41 Katapa Street in Libala Stage 1 for obtaining goods (money) by false pretenses and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
She further noted that particulars of the offence are that Dickens Muduka Tembo whilst acting together with Raymond Ndeuke Muzumala, Angela Ing’utu Nyambe and other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 1st January, 2015 and 31st December, 2016 in their capacities as Manager and Directors of Spiroflex Investment Limited did obtain goods amounting to K2, 242, 929.59 from Kalumbila Minerals Limited by purporting that they had offered transportation services to Kalumbila Minerals Limited when in fact not.
Katongo further explained that they further engaged in money laundering activities by using the said money to acquire properties which have since been seized as proceeds of crime and the suspects have been released on Police bond awaiting court proceedings.
“We have arrested a Teacher of Ndola for money laundering activities involving over K200 thousand and in Lusaka we have arrested and jointly charged three (03) persons for money laundering activities involving over K2 million” Katongo said