Prioritise FIC Report over Pamela – Laura Miti

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Civil rights activist Laura Miti has condemned the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) for seemingli neglecting to follow up on the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) Trends report, while prioritising the recent bank heist committed by Barclays Bank Employee Pamela Gondwe at Longacres Branch.

The Alliance for Community Action executive director is of the view the DEC must instead focus on prosecuting those named in the 2018 FIC Trends Report as it is mostly public money involved.

She sad the Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) have built 49 houses and more, yet no one is going after them.

“Does the DEC understand how insulting to the public it is for them to announce that  that they are investigating the 400,000 theft at Barclays? Meanwhile they, Ministers and the President are falling over each other to push the raiding of the national Treasury as far under the carpet as possible. We want them to concentrate on investigating and prosecuting the Politically exposed person who right now owns 49 houses bought by money that could have paid for meal allowances for students and bought disinfectant at UTH to stop babies dying in numbers,” Miti said.

The DEC on Wednesday June 13 instituted investigations into a case in which an employee of Barclays Bank Longacres Branch, Pamela Gondwe, allegedly disappeared with $400, 000 and other amounts in foreign currency plus K250,000 cash.

DEC deputy public relations officer Kamufinsa Manchishi stated that the commission has received a complaint regarding the case and would update the nation on the outcome of the investigations.

The Zambia Police for their part, expressed ignorance, saying they had received no report of a bank robbery committed at Barclay’s Bank.

Pamela Gondwe, who is reportedly the niece of former Bank of Zambia Governor Michael Gondwe, has captured the public’s imagination after she daringly staged a bank robbery believed to be the biggest in Zambia’s recent history.

Gondwe reportedly left a suit case in the dollar vault over the weekend and only did the packing and running away with the dollars on Monday June 10.

According to a source she has a Ghanaian man who she recently visited and most of her colleagues said she is usually fond of the same man who she speaks highly of.

“Pamela appears to have had gained her work mate’s trust to the extent that she was allowed to leave a brand new suitcase in the vault on Friday last week and on Monday her fellow custodian momentarily left her in the vault alone to have lunch. It was at this point that Pamela stuffed the dollars in the suitcase and sneaked out of the branch using the back door. She even managed to deposit some money at the Barclays airport branch on the same day the theft occurred,” a source revealed .

Two years ago Pamela published a book for which she received a number of awards and reviews. Ironically the book was titled ‘tears in a suitcase’.

Her Facebook account reveals a woman who had increasingly become restless and full of wonderlust. One of her last posts read; “The gladdest moments, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands. Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”


2 Responses to Prioritise FIC Report over Pamela – Laura Miti

  1. From beauty queen to fugitive. Pamela WHY?

    June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

  2. DEC should focus on fic reports not investigating Pamela Gondwe

    June 15, 2019 at 9:21 pm

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