Police Nab Nigerians Over ATM Theft

Police Nab Nigerians Over ATM Theft.

POLICE have arrested two Nigerians for being found at an Automated Teller Machine ( ATM) of a named bank at East Park Shopping Mall in Lusaka.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two were apprehended as they attempted to dismount a gadget they had mounted on an ATM on Friday afternoon.

The two have been identified as Hefeez Citileye and Chris Umeh, both aged 32 years, of Kaunda Square.

“ We conducted a search at their residence where we recovered a laptop, various computer accessories and plain ATM cards. They are currently detained in our custody. This occurred at around 15: 30 hours on Friday,” Mr Hamoonga said.

Mr Hamoonga has warned foreign nationals visiting Zambia that the country is not a safe haven for committing crimes despite it being renowned for peace.

“ As police, we shall swiftly arrest and prosecute persons coming in the country with intentions of committing crimes. We have information indicating that one of the two came in the country a few days ago under the pretext that he was coming to marry a Zambian woman,” he said.

And MWILA NTAMBI reports from Kitwe that newly- elected Wusakile independent member of Parliament ( MP) Pavyuma Kalobo has distanced himself from the fracas that left one person injured when two ‘ jerabo’ rival camps clashed last Tuesday in Kitwe.

Mr Kalobo said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that his focus is to seek ways and means of developing Wusakile Constituency and not indulge in clashes or small- scale copper dealers’ camps.

He said some unscrupulous people are trying hard to drag his name into the mud but they would not succeed because he is focused on representing the people of Wusakile and helping them to alleviate some of their challenges.

Mr Kalobo appealed to the police command on the Copperbelt to ensure that they thoroughly investigate certain allegations before releasing information to the media.

“ Development in Wusakile is not about the Black Mountain. Kalobo is now bigger that the mountain. I have a bigger task to see how best we can develop Wusakile constituency. I am wondering how my name was dragged in that matter,” Mr Kalobo said.

On Tuesday last week, two rival camps of smallscale miners popularly known as jerabos reportedly clashed in Wusakile township.

According to Copperbelt commissioner of police Charity Katanga, the incident happened around 10: 30 hours when two rival groups clashed at the Black Mountain.