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ZAMBIA: Drug Enforcement Commission nabs Pastor, accountant

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Pastor Borden Chikuni was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission for money laundering involving close to K300 millionA PASTOR and a consultant have been arrested by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for money laundering involving close to K300 million.

The pastor identified as Borden Chikuni, 55, of 39 Petauke Street in Kitwe is alleged to have been operating as an accountant when he is not registered with the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountant (ZICA).

DEC public relations officer Samuel Silomba said yesterday that Pastor Chikuni offered accounting services to United Machining Works Limited and allegedly received K155 million.

“This is contrary to section 18 subsection (i) (ii) and (iii) of the Accountants Act of 2008 as read with the ZICA Act of 1982,” he said.

The money was received between September 1, 2000 and December 31, 2009.

Mwimanenwa Mooto, 53, who is a consultant, of Mpulungu Crescent Riverside in Chingola, is alleged to have received K141,830,345 as receiver manager of United Machining Works.

“A Toyota Crown belonging to the suspect, Mr Mooto, has since been seized by the commission,” Mr Silomba said.

The two suspects would appear in court soon.

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