ACC arrests Livingstone MP for abuse of authority of office

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The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested Livingstone Member of parliament Mathews Jere for the offense of abuse of authority of office. Mr. Jere aged 45, of house number 231 Highlands, Livingstone, has since been charged with one count of Abuse of Authority of Office contrary to Section 21 (l)(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act . Particulars of the offence are that on dates unknown but between 1st August, 2013 and 31st October, 2014, Jere, whilst he was serving as a Councilor for Mwalibona Ward in the Livingstone City Council, jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did abuse authority of his office by allocating plots of land to themselves on property number LIV/4051 a matter or transaction concerning the Livingstone City Council, a public body.

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