TWO senior police officers and others arrested

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TWO senior  police officers and two other people have been arrested for allegedly obtaining money by false pretences.
The suspects allegedly obtained more than US$10, 000 from Kitwe business executive Jimmy Mubanshi after promising to deliver a truck load of copper cathodes.
Copperbelt Police chief Mary Tembo confirmed the arrests and named the officers as Greyson Mfungameli, a police intelligence officer and chief  inspector Ndabeni Tunali both of Kitwe.
Ms Tembo named the other suspects as Felix Bwalya of Kitwe’s Kwacha East area and Michael Kamangala of Northrise in Ndola.
She said Mr Kamangala and Mr Bwalya approached Mr Mfungameli that they were looking for a customer to buy four truck loads of copper cathodes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Mr Mfungameli showed interest in the deal and informed  his  deputy Mr Tunali about the offer.
Later, the same people approached Mr Mubanshi who accepted to buy one truck load of copper cathodes and offered to make payments upon clearance and presentation of the documents.
“We received a complaint on August 8, this year from Mr Mubanshi that he was approached by two people who were not his business associates or friends after they had approached the officers that they had four trucks laden with copper cathodes and were looking for buyers.
“The money was paid on June 29, this year in the presence of the two police officers, Mr Kamangala and Mr Bwalya and agreement documents were signed to that effect,” she said.
The copper cathodes were not delivered to Mr Mubanshi and that was how he reported the matter to Ndola Central Police station.
Ms Tembo said the four suspects were currently detained in Ndola and would appear in court soon.