A mobile money agent from Ndola has been taken into jail by the police after it was claimed that K17,000 of the K22,000 in his pocket changed to paper.
According to reports, Luckson Tembo called his supervisor Linah Hanyama in a panic after losing a K17,000 that he said transformed into paper.
Ms. Hanyama took Tembo to the police to explain the story since she didn’t believe it and thought it was made up.
According to Copperbelt police commanding officer Peacewell Mweemba, the Itawa neighborhood of Ndola saw a Steal by Servant on March 29 at about 9:09 a.m.
“Brief facts of the matter are that the complainant who runs a mobile money business received a phone call from her agent who informed her that as he was working at the booth, part of his working capital money amounting to K17, 000. turned into mere plain papers. This was out of K22, 000 cash money which the suspect claimed that was secured in his pockets,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said the complainant, Ms Hanyama could not believe the story and as such, she reported the matter to the police for help.
“She could not understand a situation like that, were money which is put together and a part of it turns into mere plain papers. A docket of the case has been opened and the suspect detained in police custody as Investigations into the matter are instituted,” he said.