AN assistant internal auditor in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services has been arrested for alleged fraudulent activities at his former job at Ndola Central Hospital, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has revealed.
Greenwell Sikapizye, 40, of plot No. 5664, Chalala in Lusaka has been charged with 20 counts of forgery and uttering of false documents contrary to the Laws of Zambia. ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono confirmed this in a press statement issued in Lusaka yesterday.
“In the 20 counts, it is alleged that Sikapizye, between 30th November 2007 and 1st February 2009, whilst working for Ndola Central Hospital as an assistant internal auditor, jointly and whilst acting together with other unknown persons, fraudulently uttered false invoices purported to be from various institutions with intent to deceive the Ndola Central Hospital,” Mr Moono said. He said Sikapizye is alleged to have defrauded the Ndola Central Hospital of undisclosed amounts of money. Sikapizye has since been released on bond and would appear in the Ndola Magistrate Court on Wednesday next week.
Meanwhile, the ACC has also arrested a legal assistant at the Lusaka City Council (LCC) for alleged corrupt practices involving K 3, 000. Mr Moono said Davy Siame, 26, of house no. 1378, off Muramba road in Lusaka’s Chilenje Township has been charged with one count of corrupt practices by a public officer contrary to the laws of Zambia.
Details of the offence are that Siame, on dates unknown but between 1st August 2014 and September 2014 in Lusaka, whilst prosecuting a case on behalf of the Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA), allegedly solicited for and actually received K3, 000 cash gratification from Brian Mwiinga, a bus driver, as an inducement or reward to facilitate the release of a bus, registration number ALK 4012, which had been impounded by RTSA, a matter which is prejudicial to the interests of RTSA, a public body. Mr Moono said Siame, who denied the charge, has since been released on bond and will appear in court on Thursday next week.