CORRUPT POLICE OFFICER JAILED

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CORRUPT POLICE OFFICER JAILED

… Sentenced to 12 Months imprisonment with hard labour

The Kasama magistrate’s Court has sentenced a Police Officer in Kasama to 12 Months imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving bribery. 

Anti-Corruption Commission Spokesperson, Queen Chibwe said the convict Arnold Mutunda, 34 years old, a Police Officer based at Kasama Police Station was on Friday August 27th2021, found guilty on Two Counts of Corrupt Practices by a Public officer contrary to section 19 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act no. 3 of 2012.

Ms Chibwe said in a statement that in Count 1, details were that Mutunda corruptly solicited and received K3,500 cash gratification as an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the change of an offence in a named case from Aggravated Robbery to Theft. 

She said in Count 2, Mutanda further on a different occasion corruptly solicited for a further K2,500 and received K2,000 cash gratification as an inducement or reward for him to facilitate the change of the offence in the same case from Aggravated Robbery to Theft.

Ms Chibwe said the court found Mutunda guilty on both counts and sentenced him to 6 months imprison with hard labour on each of the counts to run consecutively with effect from the date of sentence. 

“He will thus serve 12 months in prison with effect from 27th August, 2021. Mutunda was arrested by the ACC in February, 2020,” she said.

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