LUNDAZI SUBORDINATE COURT CONVICTS FORMER PUBLIC PROSECUTOR FOR CORRUPTION

The Lundazi Subordinate Court has convicted and sentenced Mr. Trywell Banda, a former Public Prosecutor at the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for corruption involving K2, 000.00.

In a statement today, ACC Head of Communication Timothy Moono said Trywell Banda, aged 58 of house number 35, R1 Compound in Lundazi District was convicted on one (01) of Corrupt Practices contrary to Section 19 (1) as read together with Section 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.

Mr. Moono said particulars of the offence being that Trywell Banda on dates unknown but between 1st February 2019 and 31st April 2019, at Lundazi in the Lundazi District of the Eastern Province of the Republic of Zambia, being a public officer namely Public Prosecutor at National Prosecutions Authority did corruptly solicit for K4, 000.00 and actually received K2, 000.00 cash gratification from William Mtonga as an inducement or reward to facilitate a lighter sentence for the charge of stock theft that William Mtonga was facing, a matter or transaction which concerned the National Prosecutions Authority, a public body.

Mr. Moono further stated that the Principal Resident Magistrate, Honorable Boniface Mwala sentenced the convict to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour with effect from 21st May 2024. Mr. Banda has since been deposited in Lundazi Correctional Centre to commence his sentence.

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