Accountant, Businessman Nabbed over K5.5bn Money Laundering Activities
By Editor - Thu Aug 09, 4:41 pm
An accountant of Barrick Lumwana Mines in Solwezi, North Western Province has been arrested for money laundering activities involving over five billion Kwacha by the Drug Enforcement Commission-DEC-.
Twenty-Nine year old Sampa Sichela has been arrested and jointly charged with a 40 year old businessman, Caphus Jikemba, and proprietor of Jikemba Engineering and General Dealers for money laundering activities.
Sichela is alleged to have made payments to Jikemba Engineering and General Dealers amounting to over 5.5 billion Kwacha for services that the engineering firm did not supply to the Mines.
The money was later transferred into their personal accounts. The Commission has since seized two houses and two motor vehicles belonging to the suspects who will appear in court soon.
This is according to a press statement made available to MUVI TV news by DEC Public Relations Officer, Samuel Silomba.