By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka have detained a 26-year-old man, Mobile Money Agent for faking his abduction and Theft by Servant.
Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that brief facts of the matter are that on April 24,2022 at 15:00 hours Lusaka Central Police station received a Docket of case of Abduction from Chisamba Police Station.
Mr Hamoonga said Mike Banda a Mobile Money Agent of unmarked house number in Chaisa compound had reported that on April,20 2022 at 18:00 hours whilst walking home was bashed by an unidentified Grey Toyota Prado along Manchinchi road in Northmead of Lusaka.
He said he was later abducted by five men who took hostage of him until April 22, 2022 at 17:00 hours when he was dropped off in Chisamba District after stealing his money amounting to K18,000.
Mr Hamoonga said police took time to interview both the accused and his employer Richard Zulu 34, of house number 16 Lusiwasi road in Kalundu of Lusaka.
He said it was discovered that no abduction took place but that the accused after losing the money for his employer he under took a journey to Chisamba where he lodged a false report.
Mr Hamoonga said Police have warned all those with criminal minds that want to take advantage of the matter currently and actively been investigated by faking abductions that police are equal to the task of uncovering their falsehoods.