ACC arrest Livingstone MP

 ACC arrest Livingstone MP

The Anti-Corruption Commission in Livingstone has arrested a Member of Parliamentary for Livingstone Constituency Mathews Jere for abuse of authority of office.

Jere aged 45, of house number 231 Highlands, Livingstone, has been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to Section 21 (l)(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between August 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014,  Jere, whilst he was serving as a Councilor for Mwalibona Ward in the Livingstone City Council, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse the authority of his office by allocating plots of land to himself on property number LIV/4051, a matter or transaction concerning the Livingstone City Council, a public body.

Jere has since been released on Bond and will appear in court on March 25, 2019.

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