The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission is reported to have engaged the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) to issue red notices for former National Social Security Authority (Nssa) board chairperson Robin Vela and businessman Adam Molai, implicated in allegations of corruption at the publicly-run pension fund.
Vela is accused of influencing Nssa management to authorise a US$16 million payment into a property development company, Housing Corporation Zimbabwe (HCZ), owned by Molai without going to tender.
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Zacc spokesman John Makamure said this week they wrote to Interpol seeking the duo’s placement on red notice after they failed to locate them at their known local addresses. He said:
We appealed to Interpol for their placement on the red notice after we failed to locate them at their local places of residence where our investigators wanted to effect arrests. We hope that Interpol will be able to assist in extraditing them so that they can come here and answer to the court charges they are facing.
Meanwhile, Vela, through his lawyers has also written to Interpol saying that the arrest warranty should not be granted as it is malicious and ill-conceived.
The NSSA report suggested that the pension authority was through underhand dealings, robbed of about US$95 million.
Former Tourism Minister, Priscah Mupfumira is already in jail over the matter.
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