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Ex-Mafinga Assistant Social Welfare Officer Arrested Over Corruption

The Anti-Corruption Commission in Kasama has arrested and charged a former Assistant Social Welfare Officer for Corrupt acquisition of Public Property and Revenue amounting to more than K200, 000.

Jonathan Maruzah, aged 36, of House number 201, Kombe Drive, Top Shops in Mufulira has been charged with Eleven (11) counts of fraudulent or unlawful diverting of public property for purposes other than what it was intended for contrary to section 34(1)(b) as read with section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act no. 3 of 2012.

Particulars of the offence in the 11 Counts are that, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 30th January 2017 in Mafinga district of Muchinga Province, Maruzah, being a public officer namely Assistant Social Welfare Officer in Mafinga, fraudulently or unlawfully diverted K223,670 for his benefit, the money meant for social welfare beneficiaries and administration of Mafinga Social Welfare Department, a public body.

Maruzah has further been jointly charged with Sydney Mutale Nkole, a former Assistant Programs Officer under Social Welfare Department in Mafinga district, with one count of fraudulent or unlawful diverting of public property for purposes other than what it was intended for contrary to section 34(1)(b) of the Anti-Corruption Act.

“Particulars of the offence being that Jonathan Maruzah and Sydney Mutale Nkole on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 30th January 2017 in Mafinga District of Muchinga, jointly and whilst acting together did fraudulently or unlawfully divert K17,528.00 for their benefit, the money meant for social welfare beneficiaries and administration of Mafinga Social Welfare Department, a public body. Matters or transactions that concern the Mafinga District Social Welfare office, a public body,” ACC Public Relations manager Timothy Moono has stated.

“The offences were committed when the two accused persons served at Mafinga District Social Welfare Department in Muchinga Province.
Maruzah has since been released on bond and will appear in court soon.”

7 Comments

  1. HervRena

    Zoona umulandu taubola ai?Mwabomba ba ACC.

  2. Ackisiwilabupe

    Ifilala fyamundu yanama

  3. We don't forget.

    What about the chitalu chilufya?

  4. Un hijo Del Sol

    When are you going to arrest chitalu chilufya?

  5. Sunny

    You have done a good job

  6. Sunny

    Continue to arrest those thieves that pull down development in our nation

  7. Dorfrlyn Sojin

    ACC has no professional personel. You failed to arrest chitalu and his counter part whom you know. Dont target defenceless individuals. Not removing him from the office is corruption. But you failed to see that. Wait and see when the the MND comes onto power. Thus when you will enjoy your duties. Useless guys.

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