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Malole MP arrested over alleged theft of motor vehicle

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Malole Member of Parliament

Police have charged and arrested Robert Kayela Kalimi aged 53 of Silverest area in Lusaka for the offence of Theft of Motor vehicle contrary to section 281(a) of chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

The suspect who is also a Member of Parliament for Malole Constituency is alleged to have sold the motor vehicle, VW GTI Golf registration number BCC 6524 belonging to a woman only identified as Kitenge of Ndola.

Police Deputy Spokesperson says the motor vehicle was given to the suspect after an agreement with the brother to the complainant (Kitenge) for temporal use only as he was working on the suspect’s vehicle which was involved in a Road Traffic Accident last year.

Mwale says the MP, allegedly decided to sell the said vehicle to a man only identified as Musakanya of Lusaka at K60,000. The actual value of the motor vehicle is said to be K449,000.

He says the matter was reported to Police by the complainant and immediately investigations were instituted which led to the recovery of the vehicle from Musakanya who after interrogations disclosed that he bought the vehicle from Honourable Kalimi in March this year.

The suspect is detained in Police custody awaiting court appearance.

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