The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has cleared President Sata’s son Mulenga over allegations made by committee of citizens executive director Gregory Chifire concerning the acquisition of two motor vehicles at a total amount of 1.8billion kwacha.
According to a press statement made available to radio phoenix by DEC acting public relations officer Samuel silomba, DEC commissioner Alita Mbahwe says the commission after thorough investigations, established that the allegations made by Mr Chifire to the public through an online publication were not true.
Mrs mbahwe has explained that the Investigations revealed that one of the vehicles, a Jeep, which was believed to have been acquired at 1billion kwacha, does not belong to Mr Mulenga Sata and the Jeep, registration number ALB 9988, belongs to Mr Chishala Karabasis.
The commissioner says the other vehicle, a Toyota Land cruiser registration number ABT 5000, which was alleged to be worth 800 million kwacha, is in fact a second hand vehicle which Mr Mulenga Sata bought on hire purchase at a total amount of $25000.
She says when Mr Chifire appeared before DEC officers, he gave a statement that was different to the story that he supposedly gave to the online publication.
Mrs mbahwe has clarified that However, under the Laws of Zambia, there is no criminal offence that Mr Chifire committed as his allegations were made to the public through online private publication, and not to any public officer.
She says this does not mean that people should be making unsubstantiated allegations against other people publicly, as the aggrieved person may seek civil litigation.
The DEC commission has implored whistle blowers and members of public in general, to be coming approaching the DEC offices or any other law enforcement agency in confidence, and not through the media