GBM ARRESTED

Former Defense Minister and Patriotic Front member Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba known as GBM has been charged and arrested for 8 counts of conflict of interest as well as money laundering among other offenses.

Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale said when Mr. Mwamba was Minister of Defense between 2012 and 2013, failed to disclose his interest in writing on three Zambia Army contracts and Five Zambia Air Force contracts that were awarded to Curzon Global Limited by the Ministry of Defense.

Mr. Mwale also said the Joint Investigations team has also arrested Mr. Mwamba for 15 counts of being in possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime.

“The allegation involves a sum of USD 632,000. Further, the suspect has also been charged and arrested for 15 counts of being in possession of Property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 subsection (1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act number 19 of 2010 involving a total sum of USD 2, 149, 170 and K20, 000, 000.00,” he said. 

The suspect has since been detained in Police custody awaiting court appearance.

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