A policeman in Luanshya has allegedly stolen the US$5,300 belonging to late Nkana Football club coach Masauso Mwale.
The money is said to have been in the police officer’s custody after the football trainer died in a road accident at Maposa area on 23rd May. But Copperbelt police chief Joyce Kasosa is shielding the cop.
When Mwale died, a well wisher Patrick Mwansa picked his body and took the money and other valuables to the police who counted the money which amounted to $5,300.
But by last week the money had disappeared and police are now conducting an identification parade in a bid to confuse the family and the well -wisher, who was at the scene with an unnamed friend.
Mwale’s family has however rubbished the police idea of an identification parade insisting that the police have records of which officer was on duty on that fateful day and have demanded that the errant cop be brought to book.
Sports minister ‘fat’ Chishimba Kambwili has also demanded stern disciplinary action against the errant cop.
It is common for Zambia police to steal from accident victims. Last year over K600, 000 was reportedly stolen from the fatal Post bus accident in Chibombo in which over 55 people died when the Lusaka bound bus collided with a foreign truck.
Police refused having stolen the money and quickly arrested a mortuary attendant at Liteta hospital who was suspected to have taken part in the loot.