By Jackson Mapapayi
Police in Zambezi have arrested five people among them two females in connection with theft through the use of mobile money scams.
Zambia police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale revealed that the incident occurred on Wednesday 22, around 09:00 hours at Rompyes area in Zambezi.
Mr Mwale said the transaction was initiated by a 35 year old woman who was identified as Sombo Kakoma who was with four others.
“The suspects were pursued after Police received a report from the victim aged 23 of Riverside area in Zambezi who reported that her money amounting to K6, 050 was fraudulently stolen by way of mobile money transfer,” said Mr Mwale.
He said police immediately instituted investigations and pursued the suspects, including Sambo Kakoma, who were driving a Toyota Corolla bearing registration number ADC 5512 and managed to apprehend them within the District.
He said during interrogations, the suspects identified themselves as Rabecca Mubanga Kaulembi of Kaoma District, Maybin Mwaba aged 44 of Chifubu in Ndola, Isaac Kumbalume aged 39 of TBZ area in Kaoma and Doran Mukaka aged 37 a taxi driver of Mine Masala in Ndola.
“Police recovered K16, 500 from the suspects who are believed to have fraudulently stolen K10, 800 from a named man in Mufumbwe on March 21, 2023,” he said.
He said the suspects have detained in Police custody and their Corolla has been impounded. Investigations are ongoing into the matter.