The British government has also rubbished a report published by an online media publication alleging that the Finish government has blocked 28 million British Pounds purportedly belonging to Regina Chiluba, the widow of second republican President Frederick Chiluba.
Responding to a press query, a United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority said there was no information in Britain regarding the seizure of the 28 million British Pounds allegedly belonging to Mrs Chiluba.
Financial Conduct Authority associate Stephanie Winson said she had searched and was unable to find information regarding the purported 28 million British Pounds belonging to Mrs Chiluba.
Mrs Winson said the Financial Conduct Authority had a press team and advised the Daily Nation to further check with the team.
“Thank you for your email dated 14th August, 2014 regarding Regina Chiluba. I am afraid that I am unable to find any information regarding this on our website and I am therefore unable to comment further. We do have a press team who may have further information on this matter,” Mrs Winson said in a short statement.
Yesterday, former spokesperson for Dr Chiluba, Emmanuel Mwamba said the malicious report published on some online publication was designed to propagate hatred against the former Head of State even in his death,
Mr Mwamba said the false report could have been concocted to scandalize and continue to demonise Dr Chiluba even in his death.
Yesterday, the Finish government rubbished the report suggesting that its organization called Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA) had blocked 28 million British Pounds purportedly belonging to Mrs Chiluba.
The Finish government said FIN-FSA had no authority to make orders of financial seizures because the Financial Intelligence Unit was the only competent authority to give orders to refrain individuals from conducting financial transactions.FIN-FSA communication officer, Raakel Heikkinen said the Financial Intelligence Unit was the only competent authority to give such orders.