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Court orders forfeiture of 10 buses, K1.5 million cash belonging to former deputy Inspector-General of Police, Katanga


The Lusaka Magistrate Court has ordered forfeiture to the State of ten Higer buses valued at over US$2 million, owned by former Deputy Inspector General of Police, Charity Katanga.

The ten buses are valued at a total cost of US$2,030,000, according to the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Public Relations Officer, Allan Tamba.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday, Tamba stated that the court had also ordered the forfeiture of cash amounting to K1,522,005.

The money was deemed to be proceeds of crime and was held in a Chibeka Express Limited account maintained with a named bank.

“This follows the conviction-based forfeiture application lodged by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in a case involving Katanga,” Tamba said.

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He explained that the forfeiture proceedings and the order were consistent with the provisions of Section 10 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010 of the Laws of the Republic of Zambia.

“The successful forfeiture of the stated proceeds and instrumentalities of crime reflects the commitment of the Zambian criminal justice system to counter economic and financial crimes,” Tamba added.

He also highlighted the importance of inter-agency collaboration among law enforcement agencies and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) in achieving this outcome.

“The DEC will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that individuals who engage in criminal activities are held accountable and that the assets derived from such activities are reclaimed for the benefit of the general public,”

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