Fugitive shop manager cornered
Kabwe, June 25, ZANIS ———- Kabwe police have nabbed fugitive Kabwe Radian shop Manager Imasiku Imbwae who has been on the run after allegedly swindling over 87 Kabwe residents and institutions including government departments about KR187, 000.
Central province Police Commissioner Standwell Lungu who confirmed the development to ZANIS in Kabwe today, said Imbwae who was cornered about 40km away from Chingola where he had established a farm, is currently under police custody in Kabwe.
Mr Lungu said Imbwae, a former Zambia Air Force (ZAF) IT officer, swindled unsuspecting Radian shop clients most of whom were recruits at Prisons training school who paid for items that include Hi-Fi musical instruments, fridges, plasma TV sets and others on hire purchase early this year.
He explained that Imbwae who was found in an area without cellular phone network, allegedly spent the proceeds to buy farm equipment that include water pumps, water tank and other irrigation equipment and also planted over one hectare of tomatoes.
He further explained that after police ran an advert in one of the daily newspapers about a wanted person, the public cooperated and gave information of Imbwae’s whereabouts and on Friday last week he was cornered.
Mr Lungu who commended the public for assisting the police in giving required information said all the items believed to have been bought out of the proceeds believed to have been stolen were confiscated by police and would be forfeited to the state.
He said Imbwae who is facing 87 counts will appear in court this Thursday in Kabwe.