Cops investigated over K8b escort cars purchase

Government has unearthed a scam in which billions of Kwacha were misapplied in the purchase of police escort

Police boss Francis Kabonde and police spokesperson Bonnie Kapeso (White Shirt)

Police boss Francis Kabonde and police spokesperson Bonnie Kapeso (White Shirt)

vehicles.

According to ZNBC, Minister of Home Affairs, Lameck Mangani said in Lusaka Tuesday that investigations are already underway in the scam suspected to involve about K8 billion.

He said some tender procedures were allegedly flouted during the purchase of the police vehicles.

Mr Mangani said Government is now owing billions of Kwacha in unpaid monies to a South Africa-based motor vehicle supplier.

He said there is need to verify details surrounding the vehicle transaction.

Mr Mangani said culprits will be taken to task once found wanting.

The transaction involves the purchase of latest BMW motor bikes and saloon cars used for VIP escorts.

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