THE Anti-corruption Commission yesterday arrested infrastructure minister Ronald Chitotela and released him on bond.
Chitotela 47, has been charged with two counts of concealing property suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 (1) of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act number 19 of 2010.
“Details in the first count are that on unknown dates but between the first day of July 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018, in Lusaka district, honourable Chitotela did conceal a property namely, lot number 148 of farm 50A situated in Makeni, Lusaka disguised in the names of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime,” reads a statement issued by Anti Corruption Commission assistant public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza.
“Details in the second count are that on dates unknown but between the 1st day of July 2016 and the 30th day of October 2018, in Lusaka district, Honourable Chitotela did conceal a property, namely the remaining extent of Subdivision A of lot 22183/M situated in Ibex Hill Lusaka, disguised in the name of Diris Mukange, property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime.”
The ACC stated that Chitotela was released on bond and would appear in court soon.
Chitotela, who looked shocked and shaken, refused to talk to journalists who were at ACC offices waiting for him.