POLICE have arrested a 21-year-old man of Kalomo district for personating as Inspector General of police, Kakoma Kanganja’s niece to offer unsuspecting people jobs as police officers.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Kahembi Kapalu has been arrested for offences of Personation and obtaining money by false pretences.
She said Kapalu is alleged to have created a fake Facebook account in the name of Nancy Kanganja using a profile picture of a female police officer working under Lusaka Division and swindled 29 people out of a total of K59, 000 on pretext that he would influence senior officers in the office of the Inspector General of Police to have them employed in the Zambia Police Service as constables.
Mrs Katongo said Kapalu, using the name Nancy Kanganja, was introducing himself as a niece to Mr Kanganja and was using different mobile numbers to receive money from the victims among them 0770624379 and 0970307157 on pretext that the same mobile numbers belonged to the Special Assistant to the Inspector General of Police, Brian Makunka.
She said investigations led to the apprehension of Kahembi Kapalu of Kalomo and the mobile phone and Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards using the phone numbers mentioned above were recovered.
Mrs Katongo said Kapalu has since been detained in police custody awaiting court appearance in Kalomo District.
“We wish to warn all those that have taken to social media to commit various offences by using fake identities that they risk being arrested and prosecuted. What social media abusers should bear in mind is that they will not hide behind the fake identity in perpetuity because one day they will be uncovered and meant to answer to charges,” she said.
RTSA concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways
THE Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) is concerned with the road safety profile of Likili Motorways Limited following a number of road traffic accidents the passenger service operator has recorded in the recent past.
RTSA Director and CEO Gladwell Banda made the observation in a letter written to the operator recently following an exculpatory letter written by Likili Motorways contending the Agency’s intention to revoke its road service Licence.
The RTSA recently engaged Likili Motorways to show cause why it’s Road Service Licence (RSL) should not be revoked following a road traffic accident that happened along the Great North Road in Kabwe on December 26 last year in which five people died on the spot and several others sustained serious injuries.
Mr Banda said that despite the operator submitting that it has a fleet management policy in place and is also implementing a GPS system, the Agency is still concerned with the effectiveness of the monitoring mechanism as the RTSA has noticed that the operator’s drivers are still able to drive at excessive speed.
“Given the aforementioned the Agency will, in due course, send a team of officers to assess the effectiveness of the operator’s fleet safety measures after which the Agency will, if necessary, make further recommendations for improvements in order to enhance the safety of the operator,” Mr Banda said.
This is according to a statement issued by RTSA acting head of public relations, Mukela Mangolwa.
Kabompo teacher commits suicide after quarrel with wife
A 37-YEAR-OLD teacher of Pokola Day Secondary School in Kabompo District in Northwestern Province has ended his own life by drinking battery acid following a dispute with his wife.
After taking the acid around 17:00 hours on Friday, Innocent Mwita Ndovi was rushed to Kabompo District hospital by his family but died around 22:30 hours.
Ndovi’s death has been confirmed by Police in Northwestern Province who say they suspect no foul play and have kept the remaining acid as an exhibit.
President Lungu pays glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has paid glowing tribute to Boxing Promoter Anthony Mwamba for his diligence and selfless dedication to this sport.
In a statement issued by Special Assistant to the President for press and public relations, Isaac Chipampe, Lungu said he sympathises with the bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing fraternity in Zambia.
Lungu said he recalls Mr Mwamba’s unwavering commitment to promoting boxing in the country especially among the female boxers.
“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, the people and indeed on my own behalf, l wish to convey my heartfelt condolences to the
bereaved family, Exodus Boxing Promotions and the entire Boxing Fraternity in Zambia. May God Almighty see you through this difficult time. May the soul of
Mwamba rest in Peace,” President Lungu said.