-The Forum for Progressive Politics (FPP) has advised Zambians to learn a lesson from the arrest of former Defence Minister George Mpombo by police in Ndola for allegedly issuing a K10million cheque on an insufficiently funded account.
FPP Secretary General Charles Kafumbo says Mr. Mpombo’s arrest should be an eye opener to many Zambians who are in the habit of issuing cheques on insufficiently funded accounts.
Mr. Kafumbo told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the arrest of Mr. Mpombo will serve as a deterrent measure to other would be offenders.
He said it is unfortunate that the former Defence Minister issued a cheque on an insufficiently funded account to Colwyn Limited owned by Ndola businessman Terence Findlay.
In January this year, an accountant from Colwyn Limited reported Mr. Mpombo to Police for issuing a K10million cheque to the company on an insufficiently funded account.
Ndola Police on Tuesday arrested former Defence Minister George Mpombo for allegedly issuing a K10million cheque on an insufficiently funded account to Colwyn Limited.
Mr. Mpombo has since been released on police bond with two working sureties and will appear before Ndola Magistrates Court tomorrow.