The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has objected to an application by private practice lawyer Yambani Mulemba to have his impounded computers back.
ACB argued that the computers contain information related to Cashgate, according to bureau spokesperson Egrita Ndala.
Mulemba, who is currently on bail, was arrested in March over allegations that he was involved in money laundering charges levelled against former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo and his wife Thandizo.
In a written response to an inquiry from The Nation, Ndala confirmed the rejection.
She said: “The bureau has objected to an application by the defence to release computers which were seized from Mr. Yambani Mulemba because we are of the view that the computers are connected to Cashgate-related offences which Mr. Mulemba was arrested for.”
According to court records, Mulemba is alleged to have collected an envelope containing money at Mphwiyos’ house on the night of Mphwiyo’s shooting on September 13 2013.
Two months ago, standing in the witness box, Mulemba admitted in court to collecting the envelope from Thandizo Mphwiyo.