ACC arrests Livingstone Town Clerk

LIVINGSTONE Town Clerk Vivien Chikoti has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for abuse of authority of office involving over K 750, 000.

Ms  Chikoti, 49, of House No. 2 Flamboyant Street, Town Area, Livingstone, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with one count of abuse of authority of office contrary to section 99 (1) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Details of the alleged offence are that Chikoti on dates unknown but between October, 1, 2010 and October, 31, 2010 in Kabwe, while employed in the public service as Town Clerk of Kabwe Municipal Council, did abuse the authority of her office in the way she facilitated the awarding of a land survey contract to a certain William Mhango for Kabwe Municipal Council amounting to K 778, 100.

It was alleged that the amount of money was above the threshold of the council, a matter or transaction that concerned Kabwe Municipal Council, a public body.

Ms Chikoti has been released on bond and would appear in court on October 3, 2014.

This is according to a statement availed to the Daily Nation by ACC public relations manager, Timothy Moono.