THE CHINGOLA Subordinate Court has convicted and sentenced an accountant to 6 months simple imprisonment for Corrupt practices with a Public officer involving K30, 000.
In presiding over the matter Solwezi Magistrate Tamara Kakusa who was sitting in Chingola, sentenced Charles Mabo Sampule, 37, of BRRSV Complex Riverside, Chingola an Accountant for Kazenene Investments Ltd to six months simple imprisonment.
Meanwhile, Kakusa acquitted Francis Chishala, 40, of Plot number 53 off Mimosa Kabundi North, Chingola an Assistant Accountant of the same firm who was jointly charged with Sampule.
In a statement signed by the Anti-Corruption Commission corporate affairs officer
Collins Chilambwe, the commission arrested two accounts personnel at Kazenene Investments Ltd in Kitwe for corrupt practices involving K 30, 000 in 2014.
Charles Mabo Sampule, an Accountant at Kazenene Investments Ltd and Francis Chishala, an Assistant Accountant of the same firm were arrested and jointly charged with one Count of Corrupt Practices with Public Officer contrary to section 19(2) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act no. 3 of 2012.
Details are that the duo, jointly and whilst acting together, corruptly offered K30,000 and actually gave K10, 000 cash gratification to Brian Ntanda and Kambole Mutiti, as an inducement or reward for the said Ntanda and Mutiti to facilitate the illegal reduction or scrapping off of the contribution arrears and penalties owed by Kazenene Investments Ltd to National Pensions Scheme Authority a matter or transaction that concerns National Pension Scheme Authority, A Public Body.