POLICE in Lusaka have charged and arrested a 19 year old suspect for personating as Inspector General of police Kakoma Kanganja.
The suspect identified as Aaron has also been charged with obtaining money by false pretences.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the arrest follows investigations into a matter in which a fake Instagram account was opened in the name of the Inspector General of Police, Mr Kakoma Kanganja.
She said investigations revealed that the Instagram account had been opened using mobile number 0972493805.
“The same mobile number was used to open other social media accounts on Facebook and WhatsApp in the Inspector General’s names Kakoma Kanganja inviting members of the public to meet the Inspector General of Police. It was further revealed that the mobile number 0972495805 was also used to solicit money in the Inspector General’s name.
Investigations aimed at establishing the owner of the mobile number led to Kalulushi where a male person identified as Aaron Luyako aged 19 was apprehended and was found in possession of a Handset and Subscriber Identification Card (SIM-cards) which are suspected to have been used to open the fake social media accounts and swindle unsuspecting members of the public, ” she said.
Mrs Katongo said various individuals and organizations were swindled of money amounting to K43, 290=00 between May, 2020 and January 2021.
She said the suspect has been formally charged and arrested for Personating a Public Officer and will appear in court.
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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March
MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.
BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.
BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.
Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.
Unknown criminals in Lusaka steal 48 goats, police say
UNKNOWN criminals in Lusaka West have stolen 48 goats valued at over K23,000 from a kraal.
The criminals are also alleged to have slaughtered three other goats and left the carcass on the scene within the kraal.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has since appealed to members of the public who could have information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects to report to any nearest police.
“Police are investigating a matter of stock theft in which unknown criminals stole 48 goats valued at over K23, 000, property of female adult Allen Mwamba aged 36 of Lusaka West,” she said.
Meanwhile, Police in Kaputa of Northern Province are investigating a matter in which unknown people swindled a woman identified as Scholar Kasikuti aged 23 out of K1, 895 through mobile money.
She said the victim was deceived by unknown person pretending to be an employees of MTN that she was a lucky winner of a sum of K2,000 in an MTN competition and asked her to give them her personal details.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to be security conscious and avoid giving personal or bank details to unknown people running unverified promotions,” Mrs Katongo said.