Mwanza district commissioner Jack Ngulube has been arrested by Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) over allegation of fraudulent transactions while at Mangochi District Council.
Ngulube was moved from Mangochi to Mwanza in Aprial 2016 in a Local Government Ministry reorganisation that saw a number of DC relocating.
He served as Mangochi DC for six months
But Ngulube is being suspected to have misappropriated Local Development Fund (LDF), District Development Fund (DDF) and Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
According to ACB spokesperson Egrita Ndala, Ngulube and other officers defrauded the government through misprocurement that date back to 2014.
Ndala said apart from Ngulube, ACB has also arrested a procurement officer for Mangochi District Council, Michael Khoko and businessperson Malison Mpiwu who was a supplier at the council.
“The businessperson owns a garage un Mangochi and was arrested yesterday [Monday] on allegations that he supplied vetiver grass to Mangochi District Council wheres Khoko was arrested [Tuesday],” Ndala said.
She said the three suspects will be taken to court “where they will be formally charged.”
Ndala said the charges will relate to “misappropriation” of LDF funds.