The Drug Enforcement Commission DEC through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has re-arrested Former Press aide to former President Edgar Lungu, Amos Chanda and former RTSA boss Zindaba Soko, following a nolle prosequi that was entered by the Director of Public Prosecutions DPP in 2020.
DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga says two have been arrested for Corrupt Practices by a Public Officer, and Money Laundering Contrary to Section 7 of Prohibition and Prevention of the Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as amended by Act 44 of 2010.
Mr. Kamanga said details of the matter are that between 1st August 2017 and 31st May 2019 the duo being public officers allegedly engaged in corrupt practices in which Mr. Amos Chanda was paid a total of $106,000.00 while Mr. Zindaba Soko was paid a total of $110,000.00 in their personal accounts as gratification by Mr. Walid El Nahas, Director of Intelligent Mobility Solutions LTD (IMS) for the award of a concession agreement for the provision of advanced Road Safety Management Solutions and Services through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) awarded by the RTSA to IMS Ltd.
He said the two have since been charged for money laundering involving the respective amount each received.