4-10-2022 – The Department of Immigration has arrested Mr. Harry Findlay (59), a Lusaka based Businessman of State Lodge, for holding more than one passport under his name and for knowingly making a representation to obtain a passport, contrary to sections section 22 (1) and 23 (1)(a) of the Passports Act, 2016, respectively. The Department also alleges that one of his passports bears a fake entry stamp contrary to section 52(4)(e) of the Immigration and Deportation Act Number 18 of 2010.
Particulars of the offences are that on 3rd October 2022 in Lusaka, Mr. Harry Findlay had possession of two (2) Zambian Passports, ZP021382, and ZP013259. Further, his passport number ZP021382 bore a fake endorsement stamp bearing the Office name of Mwami Immigration Office dated 23rd September 2022. Furthermore, he knowingly made a representation to obtain passport Number ZP021382 when he purported that he lost his passport Number ZP013259, when in fact not.
Mr. Harry Findlay was apprehended by a Department of Immigration-Led team of Officers from various security wings around 13:00 hours at the Anti-Corruption Commission Headquarters, where he was appearing for questioning. The Officers moved in following investigations into a report to the effect that Mr. Harry Findlay held multiple passports under his name, which is prohibited under the Passports Act, 2016. Investigations soon revealed that Mr. Harry Findlay has four (4) Zambian Passports, ZP021382, ZP013259, ZP032178, and ZP009665, under his name, two (2) of which are yet to be availed to the Department.
He is currently on bail and will soon appear in Court.