DEC SEIZES FLATS BELONGING TO FORMER FIRST LADY
By Ruth Chayinda-
The Drug Enforcement Commission -DEC has taken possession of 15 flats believed to be proceeds of crime belonging to ESTHER NYAWA TEMBO.
DEC Public Relations Officer MATHIAS KAMANGA says the flats in State Lodge area are believed to have been abandoned hence the Commission taking over possession.
Mr. KAMANGA says the commission is however yet to establish who ESTHER NYAWA TEMBO is following the quick verification of the details found inside the property which is complete and ready for occupation.
He says Ministry of Lands records show that the flats are sitting on a plot number which is assigned to a plot in Kasama Northern Province.
Mr. KAMANGA has since advised the owner of the flats, ESTHER NYAWA TEMBO to engage the Anti Money Laundering Unit of the DEC.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News at the site in State Lodge area.
Mr. KAMANGA said whoever constructed the flats is alleged to have allocated themselves the land as the details from the ministry of lands do not show the actual owner of the property.