By Bennie Mundando
THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Livingstone has arrested a woman for swindling unsuspecting citizens out of over K 32, 000 after promising to facilitate their recruitment as teachers under the Ministry of Education during the 2017 teacher recruitment exercise.
Milimo Mesilina Miyoba, 30, of house number D58 Malota Compound in Livingstone, has been charged with 9 Counts of obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to section 309 of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
ACC Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono says particulars of the offence in the 9 counts are that, Miyoba, jointly and whilst working together with other persons unknown, between October 9 and November 3, 2017 in Livingstone, with intent to defraud, obtained various amounts of money totaling K 32, 300.
Mr. Moono says this was during 2017 teacher recruitment exercise from Vineless Siatwiinda, Munji Cheelo, Lungowe Zaza, Precious Kembulwe, and Evans Namakando, through a ZANACO account by falsely pretending to be entitled to the said monies when in fact not, a matter that concerns the Ministry of Education, a public body.
“The victims were told to deposit the money in to her account after being promised that they would be recruited as teachers under the Ministry of Education during the 2017 teacher recruitment exercise.
“Ms. Miyoba was released on bond and will appear before the Livingstone Magistrates Court on October 27, 2020,” Mr. Moono said.