The Anti-Corruption Commission in Lusaka has arrested a former Depot Controller at Zambia Breweries in Livingstone for corrupt practices and holding two passports contrary to the Laws of Zambia in a 1.8 billion kwacha fraud at Zambia Breweries.
according to ACC public relations officer timothy moono, Valentine Nsosa Musonda, 37, of Kaunda Square in Lusaka was arrested on 26th April, 2012 and charged with one count of Corrupt Practices by Private Person and one count of being in possession of two valid Passports contrary to section 7 of the Passports Act No 22 of 2003.
Mr. moono says Musonda is alleged to have been working in conjunction with other persons and jointly corruptly offered 60 million kwacha.
The acc public relations officer says Musonda actually gave 20 million kwacha as down payment to an Internal Auditor for Zambia Breweries as an enticement for the said Internal Auditor to conceal the audit findings that established that Mr. Musonda, had in conjunction with a named Distributor in Livingstone and another employee of Zambia Breweries in Livingstone, defrauded Zambia Breweries of 1.8 billion kwacha.
He says the offence is alleged to have taken place between January and July 2010.
Mr. moono says the Anti-Corruption Commission had earlier apprehended Musonda on 3rd June 2010, but he feigned an illness but his passport was seized awaiting completion of the investigations.
He has explained that after being allowed to seek medical attention at a named hospital in Lusaka, Musonda later fraudulently obtained another passport which he used to go into hiding in South Africa and was discretely coming in and out of the country.
Mr. moono says Musonda had been on the ACC wanted list since then On 26th April, 2012, adding that he was again apprehended at Zambia Breweries Lusaka where he went to claim his benefits and formerly charged on 30th April, 2012.
He appeared for mention at Lusaka Magistrate Court on 2nd May 2012 awaiting commencement of trial.He says Musonda is currently remanded in custody