The Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) in Lusaka has arrested the former director for legal services at the Lusaka City Council for corrupt practices.
ACC acting public Relations manager Queen Chibwe said Gilbert Lungu was arrested yesterday and charged with one count of willful failure to comply with lawful applicable procedures or guidelines related to the sale or disposal of property contrary to Section 33 (2b) of the Anti-Corruption Act number 38 of 2010 of the laws of Zambia.
“Mr. Lungu is alleged to have between 1st September 2010 and 31stOctober 2010, being a public servant willfully failed to comply with lawful applicable procedures relating to the sale or disposal of property by offering for sale plot number 3244 along Chilumbulu road to a Mr. Mohamed Patel without following laid down council procedures on the sale of property, a matter concerning Lusaka city Council which is a public body,” Chibwe said.
He said Mr. Lungu has since been released on bond and will appear in court tomorrow for plea.
And the ACC has warned members of the public to desist from engaging in corrupt practices as this has bad effects on the moral fiber of the society and effective delivery of public services.
The Commission has also called on members of the public in both public and private sectors to be vigilant and report all suspected cases of corruption if the country is to prosper.