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Anti-Corruption Commission Detain Bowman Lusambo overnight

General News Anti-Corruption Commission Detain Bowman Lusambo overnight

FORMER MINISTER of Lusaka Province Hon Bowman Lusambo has been detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).

Mr. Lusambo’s detention comes after more than seven (7) hours of interrogation where a warn and caution statement was recorded from him by officers from the Commission.

And Mr. Lusambo’s lawyer Makebi Zulu has confirmed his detention in an interview adding that Hon Lusambo is being detained without charge at Ridgeway Police.

Mr. Zulu alleged that Officers from the Commission are working under instruction but declined to give further details on the matter which comes up again today.

“The officers who kept going out and coming back informed us that they have been instructed to detain him even without charge. All the processes were finished today including the warn and caution statement recorded but they told us that the instruction is to detain him,” Mr. Zulu said.

Meanwhile, Hon Lusambo who was in handcuffs when he emerged from the ACC building charged that he will not be intimidated to stop speaking for the Zambian people.

“The IMF is still there and we will continue suffering. All of this that you are seeing is persecution from Hakainde Hichilema’s government but we are not going to stop talking,” Hon Lusambo said whilst being led to a vehicle that drove him to Ridgeway Police.

Earlier on, ACC Spokesperson Queen Chibwe had confirmed in a press briefing that the Kabushi Lawmaker was summoned to appear before the Commission as part of on-going investigations being undertaken bordering on the allegations that Mr Lusambo is in possession of properties reasonably suspected to be precedes of crime.

Mr. Lusambo had arrived at the ACC headquarters on a bicycle around 10:30hrs where he was questioned for more than 7 hours.

39 COMMENTS

  1. This Bowman is a pompous savage who beat up a lot of people when pf was in power. He deserves what he is going through. If it proven beyond reasonable doubt that he stole, he must be punished severely to deter would be offenders.

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  2. You are being questioned for corruption related issues and you come out shouting about how IMF is making you suffer…really laughable…when you were busy handing out truckloads of Maziemeal and cooking oil to people you were not suffering, I mean this guy had queues outside his house where he was handing out food. Bowman is a dull arrogant small boy can you just imagine how much trouble his mouth got him into being interviewed for 7 hours. He thought it was a joke even going there with a small sized bicycle…your friend Seer1 told you and the issue of smuggling of mazie has not come up.

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  3. This Dumbwidozer will soon become a Prisondoser and chief buttlicker. Kuzinvela too much. He thinks he owns Lusaka.

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  4. A man who was living in a two room shack 7 years ago now has several houses, didnt have any tangible businesses before he was appointed minister….no wonder he was crying when he came out. Makebi Zulu will be a very wealthy lawyer all these thieves using his firm,

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  5. Bowman owns 49 houses in Lusaka, ACC detains him over unexplained wealth
    By Tenson Mkhala
    THE Anti-Corruption Commission has detained former Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo in a matter where he is being investigated for possessing property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.
    And News Diggers has learnt that the former minister owns 49 houses in Lusaka alone, with more in Kabwe, Kitwe and Ndola.

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  6. He told the nation that people in GRZ steal so their families are comftable………

    PF stole So much from Zambians that they now demand to set a precedent of returning stolen wealth to relatives who are suffering…………

    This lusambo is surely going to jail……….

    Apart from the assault and murder case where he bosted on TV that he treats people according to his law………..

    he has proceeds of corruption………

    We expect the money trail from lusambo to eventually lead to lungus high table……….

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  7. Even the bicycle could be from proceeds of the same, I hope it is being investigated also. Pompous this guy and not worth of a leader, but please treat him with civility and respect as he is still presumed innocent though we know he can never be innocent, it is just that these PF guys covered their tracks so well. Treat him well and don’t do what the PF law enforcement agencies were doing to the opposition then. PF was an agent of the devil

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  8. Lusambo and kapoyongo were the most pompous, arrogant ministers in PF……..

    There is information that Lusambo threatened to demolish houses built on munali secondary school land , there after only for him to aquire plots and build on the same land…………..

    We hope the law enforcement has enough on kapoyongo for among other crimes letting PF caders and police brutalise any one opposing PF……….

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  9. So you will find that the houses were built by Chink contractors who were awarded inflated GRZ contracts and dont be surprised if AVIC is mentioned….this is the cost of corruption and inflated contracts in PF.

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  10. Ba Lusambo your face looks swollen.

    It looks like those beatings you subjected us to in bars and taverns during the Covid 19 restrictions have gone back to sender.

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  11. Government of vegeance….and all this the man will never see the inside of Jail…just wasting tax payers money with these vegeance and intimidation arrests…and they won’t even recover anything and if they recover something it will be looted again by ACC and the Police and HH

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  12. This government is a joke why haven’t they started by arresting the president who has massive un explained wealth spread throughout the world.
    Now they are extremely worried about 49 houses built in Zambia, really that is the true corruption, they should not waste time on Lusambo but they should go for the big fish in state house.

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  13. Reading upnd bloggers comments,it’s clear that what’s at play is vengeance.
    What happened to the pleadge of rule of law made by the president?
    If the case or cases are as straight forward as some bloggers above claim, why not just arrest him, give him bond as the law provides and he appears in court?
    Why detain suspects in police cells unnecessarily and without any charges?

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  14. An instructor is clueless.
    This case is going nowhere.
    We hear you Bulldozer, they want to quieten you. You will emerge stronger that is if these squeamish ACC under h² corrupt armpit don’t torch you with Covid-19 in those filthy police cells. They don’t want you in parliament. Make no mistake about it, you’re being persecuted for calling h² a privatization thief and questioning the white IMF niggaz period.

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  15. Who thought a day will come when Bowman
    Could be locked up? Lesson for all dictators
    And leaders try to remain humble as time
    Will catch you up when you leave office.

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  16. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Lusambo, you should be wearing a helmet for your own safety.
    The ACC are the same incompetent numskulls under Lungu who can’t charge him because they have no evidence on him. Most PF government officials acquired their wealthy through corruption and bribery, but no one has been successfully prosecuted so far. Just look at my alias above and none of these crimes have had no one being questioned about them. Unbelievable!
    I remember this Lusambo dude used to fly to China on all expenses paid to collect “gifts”.

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  17. No one is above the law, the ACC have the power invested on them by the law. This clown was attracting the media on himself with a bicycle, trying to underestimate the ACC. Is it a coincidence that Bowman Lusambo wrote that letter to IMF? Then days after once he is handcuffed by ACC, he call it “persecution” because of his letter to IMF. Do you now understand what this mambala is trying to do? You all wondered, how that letter to IMF was written in perfect English, its because it came out of a well thought plan with lawyers to potray Lusambo as a victim of this new dawn government. I am suprised even the lawyer was putting across conspiracy theories that, the ACC officers kept going out, insinuating that they were consulting with State House. THAT IS WRONG !

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  18. See all these haters, in the courts of their opinions, you are guilty and they want to skin you alive.
    Very ungrateful mampolyos.

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  19. general Kanene – I said it 7 days ago that Bowman knew that after that search of his home a call out will be issued for questioning hence the reason he rushed with a letter to IMF….he is a small boy who wants to hoodwink people with political foolery and diversions.

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  20. How many among us in early development came back home from maybe playing with friends carrying something which the parents would know that we were not able to afford and never questioned how we had gotten it? Just blame them for not doing their job properly in developing a responsible citizen in you should the law visit you! Anyone with a beating heart would be compassionate enough thinking about the real casualties around ill gotten properties or wealth! When the law visits somebody it does not bode well for the citizenry to rush taking sides in their comments for application of the law is not vengeance but more of sanitization.

  21. I dont like Lusambo and didnt like his ultra vires actions during his tenure but if that is why he is being arrested then charge him appropriately. Just because you dont like someone is not why he should be arrested. A person should be arrested when you have a case against him. You dont arrest people to harass them. That is using political power to bully citizens. Arrest Lusambo and charge him. We will wait for the courts.

  22. THOSE WHO WERE CALLING FOR LUSAMBO TO BE CHARGED, YOUR CALL HAS BEEN ANSWERED. LUSAMBO HAS BEEN CHARGED ON 4 CHARGES, NONE OF THOSE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IMF, AS THIS THUG IS TRYING TO DRUG ZAMBIANS TO BELIEVE.

    @TARINO,
    YES, WE NEED TO EMPHASIZE THIS SO THAT THESE PF SUPPORTERS UNDERSTAND IT. LUSAMBO IS USING IMF STRATEGY, WHILE NAKACINDA IS USING THE “DEFAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT”, WHILE CK, HAS CHANGED FROM TRIBAL TO CALLING FOR WORSE RULE OF LAW IN NEW DAWN GRZ. ALL THIS IS INTENDED TO WIN THE SUPPORT OF GULLIBLE PF SUPPORTERS.

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