ZNFU senior officers charged

The Drug Enforcement Commission, DEC, has arrested two Zambia National Farmers Union, ZNFU officials for money laundering activities.

In a statement, the commission says it has arrested Ndambo Evelyn Munkombwe Ndambo, 43, who is ZNFU Executive director.

She was jointly charged with Dr. Evelyn Nguleka, 46, a former President for theft by servant, obtaining money by false pretenses and money laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

The statement says particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown, but between November 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2015, Mrs. Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with Dr. Evelyn Nguleka and other persons unknown, fraudulently authorized the transfer of 906, 750 kwacha from the ZNFU account to R.N Parks and Gardens.

It says Mrs. Ndambo purported to show that the said payments were for landscaping and plumbing works at ZNFU when in fact he engaged R.N Parks and Gardens to carry out construction and landscaping works at his farm in Chongwe.

Further, on dates unknown, but between November 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2015, the duo fraudulently authorized withdrawals of a sum of 15, 000 dollars from the ZNFU Dollar account purporting that the said funds were for various members of staff attending conferences in South Africa when in fact not.

In the third count, on dates unknown but between November 1st, 2012 and December 31st, 2015 Mrs. Ndambo jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, fraudulently obtained household furniture from Décor More Investments Limited valued at K169, 000.00 which was paid for by drawing cheques on the ZNFU account.

The said cheques were meant for procuring ZNFU office furniture, but the furniture ended up at her house.

The suspects are currently on Police Bond and will appear in court soon.

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