BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
The Drug Enforcement Commission -DEC- has arrested a Clinical Officer in Western Province for money laundering activities involving over K20, 000.
DEC Public Relations Officer Theresa Katongo has told Komboni Radio News that Peter Simwenwa aged 48 a Clinical officer of Town area in Mongu district has been arrested for uttering false documents, theft by servant and money laundering contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Ms. Katongo says particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between March 1st, 2017 and April 30th, 2017, Peter Simwenwa jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown allegedly forged an acquittal sheet, by indicating that he had paid three health providers 7-Thousand Kwacha each for the ten-day period he had worked with them when in fact not.
He allegedly further stole 23-thousand Kwacha property of the Ministry of Health which came into his possession by his employment.
Ms Katongo further said 10-thousand Kwacha has since been recovered from the suspect and he is currently on police bond and will appear in court soon.