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ACC Arrests University Student for Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a fourth year student at the University of Zambia (UNZA) for alleged corrupt practices involving K3 million (KR 3000).

Commission Acting Public Relations Manager Queen Chibwe named the suspect as Phillip Siame, a student in the School of Education.

Ms. Chibwe said Siame was arrested on 28th January 2013.

She said Siame has been charged with one count of corrupt transactions by or with private bodies contrary to Section 20 as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

She said Siame on dates unknown but between 1st May 2012 and 30th June 2012 corruptly solicited for and actually received K3 million (KR 3000) cash gratification from one Lumbwe Chiwele as an inducement for him (Siame) to facilitate the allocation of a bed space to Lumbwe Chiwele’s daughter at the University of Zambia, a matter involving a public body.

Siame was released on bond upon satisfying the bond conditions of two working sureties plus K2 million (KR 2000).

Siame appeared in court on 29th January 2013 before Magistrate Astridah Chulu for plea.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and trial commences on 14th February, 2013.

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