A government officer arrested for corrupt practices involving K75,000.

The Anti-Corruption Commission ACC in Chipata has arrested an Executive Officer in the Ministry of Energy and Water Development for corrupt practices involving 75, 000 Kwacha.

Solomon Simfukwe, an Executive Officer aged 32 of Kanjala Area in Chipata District has been charged with three counts of theft by public servant contrary to section 265 as read with section 277 of the Laws of Zambia.

Acting Senior Corporate Affairs Officer, Jonathan Siama has confirmed the arrest of Simfukwe in a statement availed to Breeze News.

Details are that Solomon Simfukwe on unknown dates but between 1st January 2012 and 31st January, 2012 in Chipata District being a public officer namely Executive Officer at the Department of Water Affairs in the Ministry of Energy and Water Development stole three metal containers, properties of the republic of Zambia which came in his possession by virtue of his employment.

Mr. Siame says that Simfukwe has been released on Bond and will appear in court soon.

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