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Accountant for SOS Children’s Village arrested

An accountant at SOS Children’s Village Trust has been detained by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for theft by servant and money laundering involving more than 24 million Kwacha.

Brian Mtonga has been detained and charged by the Commission.

According to DEC Public Relations Officer HUSSEIN KHAN, Mr. MTONGA, age 40, stole more than 24.2 million kwacha from SOS Children’s Village between January 2017 and December 2021 while serving as the trust’s accountant jointly and with other people.

According to Mr. Khana, the funds were fraudulently transferred into his personal accounts, where he later bought multiple cars and two parcels of land.

A Chinese individual has been charged and detained by the DEC for fraud and possession of property thought to be the proceeds of crime, according to Mr. Khan.

He claims that HUANG JIANLAN has been charged with operating a casino without a license, forging and using false documents, and possessing property thought to be the proceeds of crime. He also claims that HUANG JIANLAN has been arrested.

The 55-year-old defendant, who is also the director of Lisboa Casino Limited of Kitwe, ran Lisboa Casino without a license between January 2020 and December 2022, according to Mr. KHAN.

He claims that JIANLAN also faked a casino license that was displayed in the casino and misrepresented to the public as having been legitimately obtained by the Ministry of Tourism and the Arts.

According to Mr. KHAN, the two are free on bond and will show up in court soon.

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