Kapoko Battles ACC for Property Custody
Earlier, the Anti Corruption Commission had announced that they had taken over the property seized from Kapoko and would administer them including collecting rentals.
Kapoko through his lawyers Eric Silwamba and Company have argued that the move is prejudicial to his case as it assumes that he has been found guilty.
Below is the statement released by the Anti Corruption Commission
ACC TAKES OVER THE MANAGEMENT OF KAPOKO PROPERTIES
The Anti-Corruption Commission has with effect from 26th August, 2014 taken over the management of seized properties from Mr. Henry Kapoko, the former Human Resource Manager at the Ministry of Health.
This comes in the wake of the Court ruling by the Principal Resident Magistrate Honourable Exornobert Zulu made on 27th August, 2014 in the matter in which Mr.
Kapoko is facing 69 counts of Theft, Theft by Public Servant, Failing to Account for Possessions reasonably suspected to have been stolen, and Money Laundering contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
The Anti-Corruption Commission seized five properties from Mr. Kapoko in 2009 during the course of investigations into the Ministry of Health K10 Billion inquiry, and trial of Mr. Kapoko continues before the Court.
The seized properties are;
a) Property No. 3775, at House No. 25, Manda Hill Road, in Olympia Lusaka.
b) Property No.7791 of Buluwe Road, Woodlands Extension in Lusaka.
c) Property No. Subdivision B of Lot 3325/M in Ibex Hill, Lusaka.
d) Property No. 13947, off Mulungushi Road, Roma town in Lusaka trading as Best Home Lodge.
e) Property No. 13949, off Mulungushi Road, Roma town in Lusaka which is a double storey building and is incomplete.
These properties have since been tendered as exhibits in Court. And on 27th August, 2014, the Court ordered that the Anti-Corruption Commission should continue managing the properties including the collection of rentals until the matter is disposed of by the Courts of Law.
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