By Scoop Reporter
THE case involving the theft of Chishimba Kambwili’s US $160,000 where the last witness, the arresting officer, is scheduled to testify in the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court, may not take place this Thursday as her boss has allegedly chewed the recovered money which is supposed to be used as exhibit in court.
A total of US $30,000 and another K107,200 was recovered during the operation which saw the arrest of suspects, which include Mr. Kambwili’s daughter, Chanda.
At the time of the recovery, representatives of the complainant, the accused, as well as the arresting officer signed for the money and the cash was handed over to the Officer-In-Charge for safe-keeping.
But as the case is winding to a close, over a year after the offence was committed, the money, which is supposed to be presented to court in the next two days as exhibit, has reportedly gone missing.
Impeccable sources among senior police officers have now told The Scoop that the named Officer-In-Charge is playing delaying tactics and pushing to have the matter adjourned to a later date as she is running around looking for the money after investing it in Village Banking.