Lusaka, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022
The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit (AMLIU) has arrested an Accounts Assistant for money laundering activities involving over ZMW 2,000,000.00 contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
Joannie Nsekesha Mumpashya, a female Accounts Assistant aged 38 years of Plot No. 311 Dam Area in Chongwe has been arrested for fraudulent false accounting contrary to Section 327 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, theft by Public Servant contrary to Section 277 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to Section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as read with the Amendment Act No. 44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details of the matter are that Joannie Nsekesha Mumpashya, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2021 in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, by virtue of her position as Accounts Assistant and cashier, did steal a total of ZMW 2, 396, 584.50 from a named Government Department by altering entries in the books of accounts. The Commission has since seized a house from her which is at Plot No. 269 in Chongwe District.
In another incident, the Commission has jointly charged and arrested Webbister Shamuyombwe, a Businessman aged 52 and Besnart Tembo, a Businesswoman aged 41 both of New Kasama, House No. 11019, Dr. Christine Kaseba Road in Lusaka, for providing Money Lending Services without a License contrary to Section 3 (b) of the Money Lenders Act, Chapter 398 of the Laws of Zambia, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to Section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act No.44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
Details of the case are that the duo in their capacity as Directors for Mutengo Wandalama Enterprises Ltd, whilst acting with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 4th March 2022, in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, did provide money lending services to the public without a license and did obtain money amounting to ZMW 681, 900.00 without lawful authority.
The suspects are currently on police bond and will appear in court soon.
Deputy Public Relations Officer
Drug Enforcement Commission