Arrest shows Janus still alive and kicking

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PC Mathew Varley
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BY JENNIFER KUSAPA

POLICE Commissioner Matthew Varley has revealed during a press conference on Friday last week that the anti-corruption taskforce, JANUS, has made another arrest.

He said that the suspect is from the Ministry of Agriculture and is alleged of having attempted to bribe another public official in relation to their duties

Varley said the accused has appeared in court was bailed to appear again on September 12.

He said the arrest reflects that behind the scene JANUS is continuing with the investigation on allegation against corruption across the public service and also to other cases of corruption more.

These cases are complex and require a lot of evidence to prosecute as we have seen in the past and we are continuing and committed our efforts to address corruption in the country, Commissioner Varley said.

He said the work of the Taskforce Janus and also the RSIPF corruption targeting team continues daily.

“As I have said before we are always working on those cases there are many that we are working on and people should not assume that those cases are not continuing investigated in the background,” Varley said.

Obviously taskforce JANUS is a cooperatively team between the RSIPF and the Ministry of Finance and Treasury and quite number of cases are before them that they are working on.

Therefore he said that details into case against the Agriculture officer are before the court and he will not disclose anything at this stage, Varley said.

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