ACC arrest Livingstone MP

By Staff Reporter

THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested opposition UPND member of parliament for Livingstone Central Mathews Jere for abuse of authority of office.

ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono confirmed in a statement to media houses yesterday that Jere 45, of house number 231 Highlands in Livingstone, has been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of office, contrary to section 21(1)(a) of the Anti-Coruption Act number 3 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2013 and 31st October, 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 authority of his office  by allocating plots of land to themselves on property number LIV/4051 a matter of 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 for commencement of trial.