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Former Health Minister Chitallu Chilufya wants ACC to pay him $50 million for unlawful prosecution

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Former Health Minister Chitallu Chilufya has given the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) a 3-day ultimatum to pay him $50 million as compensation for unlawful prosecution.

According to a letter dated 9th November 2021 written by Tutwa Ngulube and Company Legal Practitioner, who is representing the former health minister, and addressed to the Attorney General and the ACC Director-General, Dr Chilufya said that failure to pay him will compel him to use the available platforms to seek redress.

Dr. Chilufya said that the money demanded is for the damage caused to his reputation which he has built over the years.

Dr. Chilufya who is also Mansa Central Member of Parliament says the ACC allegedly opted to prosecute him despite knowing that he was innocent, adding that this can be confirmed by the audio recording allegedly involving ACC Officers which he has handed over to his lawyers.

Dr Chilufya said that prior to his arrest the ACC issued a number of media statements suggesting that he had committed an offence when he did not.

Last year, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya was acquitted on all four charges of alleged corruption that were slapped on him by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

When the matter came up for the continuation of trial, the ACC Secretary Clifford Monga who was among the team of lawyers from the Commission told Chief Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale that he was instructed to offer no further evidence in the matter.

At that point, Dr Chilufya’s lawyer, Tutwa Ngulube asked the court to acquit his client. Magistrate Mwale then acquitted Dr Chilufya of all the charges and set him free.

54 COMMENTS

  1. Look at the tandem of theives still milking zambia dry………….

    From his lawyers to himself, gang of theives……….

    It won’t surprise any one if all this arrest and audio recording was all a setup to sue Zambian taxpayers dry………..

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  2. Go after those upnd acc crooks who are working from a place of revenge and hate. That is why they are scared to come after me. I am as clean as a whistle. Should they come after me I will beat them first then sue them

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  3. Pay the Dr. We never learn lessons in Zambia. They paraded Fmr Firstlady, Thandiwe Chilongo Banda before the Anti-Corruption-Commission for hours of questioning just to damage her name. As a bank, we provided evidence to ACC, that should have stopped all that drama, yet they still went & humiliated her. She had applied for a $1m Loan, & bought a house in Kabulonga. Then demolished the house & built 4 modern apartments from the $1m. She used the same property at collateral which was smart and clever. She called the investment as Mpundu Trust for her twins. However, jealousy from some people in PF, lied that she stole money using RB. To make things worse the same people lied through the Times of Zambia that she had stolen K8 Billion and built hotels in Kenya & Malawi. She sued the…

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  4. Yes barren ACC…very corrupt they steal evidence and let the culprit free…sue them they’re thieves…and Faith Musonda should sue then for 100 million dollars

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  5. This is utter rubbish, This man is claiming to be innocent because the last time he was on trial the prosecution team received instructions from someone in high office not to present any further evidence against him and this led to his acquittal. Really laughable. This shows that he was not genuinely acquitted his case needs to be reopened and this time around there will be no interference from anyone, when he goes back to court and gets grilled and roasted by the prosecution team then we shall see whether he will have the pomposity to claim $ 50 million

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  6. I blame our ill trained staff at ACC. These guys are acting so unprofessional that you wonder why they even exist.

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  7. Why are upnd surrogates so upset. You only happy when a pf member is being persecuted. Your hate for us won’t develop thr country or help you meet all the lies you promised Zambians.

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  8. She sued the government media, Times of Zambia and won a K2 Billion damages. She deserved it. But its taxpayer wasted money, which could be used for importing medicines & buying beds for hospitals. The ACC should have stopped the case after looking at evidence Access Bank provided, but they were hell bent to destroy her name. It was unnecessary and evil. These same ACC Senior Officers who pursued her are now trying to please HH. They are a bunch of mafiosos, who collect handouts via blackmail all the time. These mafiosos have bought houses in UK & South Africa from blackmailing people. The wanted the First Lady Ms Banda to pay them handouts, but she stood her ground and agreed to be interrogated. She is a tough cookie and in the end, she got vindicated so is her entire family.

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  9. There is now news here, let him sue to threaten the government. I feel for him cos the new Police Minister is someone that takes threats as an attack on his basic human rights(Lawyer). Chilufya cud have easily apologized or negotiated like Musonda, but what he has done now is that he has awaken his almost forgotten criminal offense. And soon they are already collecting tangible evidence to pounce on him legally/lawfully. And boy, I tell u, he is going down big!

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  10. Chief Mukuni’s wife sued the state for 2 billion kwacha and everyone was quiet. Why don’t people condemn Mrs. Mukuni?

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  11. This is what happens when you don’t prosecute the thieves even when you have so much evidence against them.

    They come back to haunt you…

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  12. We voted him out – Anayenda. November 10, 2021 At 3:18 pm
    There is now news here, let him sue to threaten the government. I feel for him cos the new Police Minister is someone that takes threats as an attack on his basic human rights(Lawyer). Chilufya cud have easily apologized or negotiated like Musonda, but what he has done now is that he has awaken his almost forgotten criminal offense. And soon they are already collecting tangible evidence to pounce on him legally/lawfully. And boy, I tell u, he is going down big!
    AFRICA WHY? WHY DO WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO THINK LIKE THIS IN OUR CONTINENT? WHY AFRICA? THEY TAKE US 300 YEARS BACKWARDS.

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  13. Unbelievable. We cannot allow this type of behaviour from suspects whom clearly even in the public eye their deeds during the time they held public office were very questionable. It’s time to fire all ACC, DEC, and some Auditor General. Replace them with people that execute these cases involving some of these characters. This man should be apologize to Zambians not suing ACC from a moral standpoint.

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  14. Because of lungus corrupt dysfunctional rule ……….

    Expect Zambian tax payers to pay inaccses of $150 million for wrongfull arrests and detentions by lungus cader thugs………

    Some one needs to be held accountable, if not lungu himself……….

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  15. Everybody knows the Ministry of Health was and still is the most corrupt organization in the country. And Chilufya was the head culprit. $50 million? Hahahahaha kikikikiki hehehehehe. Not in a 50 million years! And hey KZ, who are you taking with you when you want to do the beating? You little weak thieving creep, you’ve threated me before and NOTHING came off it, you went hiding in that filthy little hole of yours!.

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  16. Kaizer, perhaps your UK govt assistance for the indigent didn’t afford you internet back then. When the ACC arrested Chilufya, who was in power? It was your beloved party PF. Let him sue Lungu. While we all know you don’t vote as a poor immigrant in the UK, you should try to be consistent with your fake persona: the ACC wasn’t corrupt UPND officials then, but corrupt PF ones.
    Meanwhile in the REAL world: arrest this corrupt, thin skinned narcissist Chilufya again and make sure he either gives up his ill-gotten assets or goes to jail.

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  17. Yes the ACC got busy shooting itself in the foot in this case. We all would like to know why. Where was the real evidence? Perhaps when this case starts they can give us the real facts of the case?

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  18. From the legal perspective, Mr. Chilufya has the right to sue ACC. In fact , it was clear that Mr. Chilufya was going to sue, after that video was exposed, If fact, he would been a mad person, had he NOT done so. From a moral perspective, its a shame to LUNGU regime, as this case against Chilufya was raised at the time Lungu was fixing his political opponents within PF, whoever showed some ambition to challenge ECL as a PF nominee, was crushed.
    Now HH`s government will have to clean up this mess to payout the 50mil taxpayers money, just because of one power-hungry individual. Of course, our colleagues, in PF don’t see this, and all out to point fingers to their most hated person – HH. What a shame!!!

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  19. Let him sue. So many people have sued the state and won but have they ever been paid? No! No one can enforce judgement against the state so these cases just die a natural death.

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  20. To lungu and his PF thugs , zambia is seen as an inexhaustible cash cow………

    Even Xavir chungu was in line to get paid after making a claim against GRZ for properties taken away from him………..
    He expected to get paid after helping lungu during elections had PF won……

    It’s a case of sangwapo for PF with GRZ money………..

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  21. BTW: Zambia`s means of payment and currency is in Kwachas, why on earth should they are suing in dollars? Both Chilufya and Ngulube are Zambians, why sue in dollars?
    I thought that is imperialist and colonizers’ currency??

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  22. No. 28 General Kanene, I laughed so hard. They are only imperialists and colonizers when it’s the IMF, apparently. F*ing hypocrites.
    Thanks for the laugh though, much appreciated given the volume of stupidity I see on this ‘news’ outlet.

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  23. Former Access Employee, where did she get the collateral for the first 1 M she borrowed? Husband maybe, his influence? We are talking about his children here the Mpundu. How far would you go for your children?

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  24. Chitalu Chilufya was only acquitted by a Magistrate Court .
    You can still appeal to the High Court, after that the Appeals Court and finally the Supreme court.
    The matter has a long way to go.

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  25. Total mess, Bally will clean up…..kikiki. Give him the broom and dust pan. No one like cleaning up vomit!!! Sir since ACC is at State House disband it, quickly and create another State Agency, start afresh. The current crop will embarass you.

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  26. That’s it! When you drag someone’s name through the mud to make damaging News headlines, expect to be taken to the cleaners!

    #plant a tree now!

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  27. The ACC deserve all the punishment they get – for floundering when they had the opportunity to prosecute this case effectively. And judging by their recent (another) fumbled case in the “stashed millions” saga, this is their modus operandi! Non of the big criminals will ever see the four walls of a prison cell!

    #plant a tree now!

  28. Plot to make and share money. They, former leaders, new they were going out of government, charged Chilufya, then hide evidence, and then when out of power they can be compensated then share the loot. Its a long shot , lets see it play out

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  29. #31 independent..
    Unfortunately time for appeal has elapsed and you can’t try the same case twice. That’s why he’s jumping up and down, unless a new case is FOUND AGAINST HIM. It’s unfortunate that our investigative agencies have people whose preoccupation is to make money for themselves.

  30. I warned HH7 about this…its only 3 months and these thieves like Chitalu Chitufya think they are squeaky clean, I thought the man was smart how can you pick that silly boy Tutwa to represent you? All those scandals in MOH you cannot pin one of this fooooool

  31. By the way, fellas, don’t take these suing exercises lightly. Ask your government how much they pay per year for situations such as this. Uyo muyanu Chilufya is not talking from without. He may not get ma dollars wamene afuna but he will get quite a knock from taxpayers ngati amugwilani. Government must start publishing what they pay in situations that citizens sue. Muzakadabwa maningi a mambala.

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  32. Chilufya should introspect, it is very highly likely that he will be found wanting for abuse of office real quick.

  33. I hate the British for combining us into a country now we’re stuck with these Bemba scum with Thier easterner counterparts, these people have a Culture of stealing, u can tell from Thier kalulu stories, to them cleverness is exploiting and destroying what others have built, no matter how intelligent they are they will always use it to plunder,

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  34. Once new evidence is found, there can be a retrial.

    An acquittal only signifies that a Prosecutor failed to prove his or her case beyond a reasonable doubt, NOT that a defendant is innocent.

  35. @siulapwa bro thats a hell of a comment you should have sold it to an easterner… it would have been less lethal if it jokingly came from a tribal cousin.

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