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Two people were detained for manipulating the NRC so that one of them could run in the general elections last year.

For changing a National Registration Card (NRC) that was used to file for nominations for the 2016 General Elections, a DISTRICT registrar and a former council chairwoman for the Mpika town council have been detained.

Christopher Mulenga, 51, is thought to have received assistance from Boyd Banda, 59, a district registrar for the Mpika department of National Registration, Passports, and Citizenship, to change identities on an NRC so he could submit nominations last year.

The two have since been freed on police bond, according to Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono, and will shortly appear in court.

“Banda has been charged with one count of Unlawful making of an entry on a National Registration Card , while Mulenga, the former Council Chairperson for Mpika Town Council has been charged with one count of knowingly being in possession of a National Registration card on which an unlawful entry was made.

Investigations have established that between July 2015 and May 2016, Banda, being a person employed as a District Registrar in Mpika did unlawfully alter a National Registration Card number 162778/45/1 belonging to the said Mulenga by entering another name Richard on it, so as to correspond with the names on a grade 12 certificate, which document, Mulenga used to file for nominations as Council Chairperson during the 2016 elections,” he said.

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