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DEC nabs Accounts Assistant for money laundering involving over K2 million

• Joannie Mumpashya has been arrested for fraudulent false accounting, theft by Public Servant and Money Laundering.
• Joannie Mumpashya did steal K 2, 396, 584.50 from a named Government Department by altering entries in the books of accounts.
• The Commission has since seized a house from Ms. Mumpashya, which is in Chongwe District.

Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested a female Accounts Assistant for money laundering activities involving over K2, 000,000.
Commission Deputy Public Relations Officer Delight Haangala revealed to Money FM News that Joannie Mumpashya, 38, of Chongwe district in Lusaka Province, has been arrested for fraudulent false accounting, theft by Public Servant and Money Laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
“Details of the matter are that Joannie Nsekesha Mumpashya, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2020 and 31st August 2021 in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, by virtue of her position as Accounts Assistant and cashier, did steal a total of K 2, 396, 584.50 from a named Government Department by altering entries in the books of accounts,” Ms. Hangaala revealed.
She said the Commission has since seized a house from Ms. Mumpashya, which is at Plot No. 269 in Chongwe District.
Meanwhile, Ms. Haangala disclosed that the Commission has jointly charged and arrested a 52 year old businessman and a businesswoman aged 41, for providing Money Lending Services without a License.
She identified the suspects as Webbister Shamuyombwe and Besnart Tembo, both of New Kasama, House No. 11019, Dr. Christine Kaseba Road in Lusaka.
Ms. Haangala stated that the offence committed is contrary to Section 3 (b) of the Money Lenders Act, Chapter 398 of the Laws of Zambia, Obtaining Money by False Pretenses contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia and Money Laundering contrary to Section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act No.44 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
“Details of the case are that the duo in their capacity as Directors for Mutengo Wandalama Enterprises Ltd, whilst acting with other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2016 and 4th March 2022, in Lusaka District of the Lusaka Province of the Republic of Zambia, did provide money lending services to the public without a license and did obtain money amounting to ZMW 681, 900.00 without lawful authority,” she said.
She further said the suspects are currently on police bond and will appear in court soon.

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