Thursday, November 03, 2011

ACC nabs magistrate for corrupt practices

ACC nabs magistrate for corrupt practices
By Masuzyo Chakwe
Thu 03 Nov. 2011, 09:00 CAT

THE Anti Corruption Commission has arrested a local court magistrate in Kitwe for corrupt practices. ACC public relations manager Timothy Moono yesterday said Joyce Chikolwa, 38 of house number 109 Kantanta Street, Nkana East in Kitwe was arrested on November 1 and formally charged with one count of corrupt practices.

Moono said Chikolwa allegedly solicited for and actually received K1.5 million cash gratification from Alice Chisembele as an inducement or reward in order for her to review a judgment passed in a local court case between John Chisembele and Catherine Nakamba, a matter or transaction which concerned the Judiciary, a public body.

This is said to have happened on unknown dates but between September 1 and October 4 in Kitwe to Chikolwa, a public officer.

He said Chikolwa had since appeared before the Kitwe magistrate's court for plea and had been granted bail.

Moono said the trial date had been set for November 22.

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