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Charges for Commander 2 are increased

In addition to the eight accusations already filed against businessman Francis Muchemwa, aka Commander Two, THE STATE has added two more.

In relation to allegations of money laundering, ownership of property thought to be the proceeds of crime, and tax evasion totaling more than K100,000, Muchemwa is due to enter a new plea.

The prosecution team from the Anti-Corruption Commission informed the court that it intended to alter the indictment and add further accusations when the matter came up yesterday before Magistrate Davies Chibwili.

The case was continued to today for the entry of a new plea after the court granted the application.

The ACC detained Muchemwa for having what was thought to be the proceeds of crime late last year.

38-year-old Muchemwa, of L/26392/M Silverest, Chongwe, was detained and charged on multiple counts of possessing what is thought to be the proceeds of crime.

The suspect was additionally charged with failing to follow the Income Tax Act’s rules.

In a statement, the ACC said that between January 1, 2015, and August 31, this year, Muchemwa was the owner of multiple properties thought to be the proceeds of crime, including the K2.5 million property number L/26392/M in Silverest, Chongwe.

In a separate count, it is claimed that from January 1, 2015, and August 31, this year, Muchemwa did own apartments in Silverest, Chongwe, valued at K4.5 million, which were allegedly the profits of crime.

Allegations are made that between January 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021, Muchemwa dishonestly obtained financial advantage totaling K141, 400 in the form of subsistence allowances from Zesco, according to one of the ten counts he is facing.

This allegedly occurred under the pretense that the accused went on official business when they had not.

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