Nchelenge cop nabbed for corruption

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SIMON MUNTEMBA writes

A 32-YEAR OLD Police officer of Nchelenge Police Station, in Luapula Province has been arrested and charged for alleged corrupt practices.

Sergeant Abel Samatunga, was arrested and charged on June 11 by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Mansa for corrupt practices involving K1, 000.

According to DEC public relations officer Theresa Katongo, Mr Samatunga, corruptly solicited and received of K1,000 cash from Harry Bwalya as an inducement to facilitate the unlawful release of a suspect.

“Sergeant Abel Samatunga, 32, of Nchelenge Police Camp, has been charged with a count of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to section 19(1) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012 of the Laws of Zambia,” Ms Katongo said.

Particulars of the offence are that on a date unknown but around June 2017 in Mwense, Samatunga being a public officer, corruptly solicited for and received of K1, 000 cash from Harry Bwalya as an inducement or reward to facilitate the unlawful release of Gershom Bwalya from Police custody where he was detained on a defilement case.

Ms Katongo said the police officer had since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.

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