FRATELLI Locci SRI Company received payments amounting to K6.6 billion (KR6.6 million) from the National Road Fund Agency (NRFA) on behalf of the Road Development Agency (RDA) of which two per cent was paid to former republican President Rupiah Banda's son Andrew, a witness told a Lusaka court yesterday.
And arresting officer Madian Kadango told the Lusaka magistrate's court yesterday that the two per cent contract agreement that Andrew and Fratelli Locci signed was not clean as it was against the law.
This is in a matter in which Andrew is facing one count of gratification for giving assistance on contracts to Fratelli Locci contrary to the Law.
Particulars are that Andrew, 52, who was First Secretary at the Zambian Embassy in Italy at the time and later Deputy High Commissioner to India, solicited and agreed to receive two per cent of all the money RDA paid to Fratelli Locci SRI.
Ms Kadango, who is an Anti-Corruption Commission senior investigator, insisted before Chief Resident Magistrate Joshua Banda that the contract that existed between Andrew and Fratelli Locci was not clean as it was meant to solicit a gratification from the company.
During continued cross-examination by defence lawyers, she said Andrew committed a wrong by entering into the two per cent agreement because the manner in which the contract was couched suggested that it was a typical case of corruption.