Senior cops in Solwezi steal money for junior officers

Senior cops in Solwezi steal money for junior officers

Senior police officers in North Western Province have been accused of stealing financial allowances meant for junior officers who were sent on special duties during the last by-election in Solwezi East.

And in Livingstone, a scam has been unearthed where police officers have shared money, which was meant for the renovations of the Livingstone airport police station.

In Northwestern, the junior officers who were assigned to police the by-election were supposed to be paid K450 each.

Eugine Sibote

Eugine Sibote

But none of the more than 200 junior officers has been paid.

The officers told the Watchdog that they suspect the money was stolen by provincial police commissioner Eugene Sibote and his operations officer a Mr Njimba.

The affected officers complained that even police reserves who were brought in for the by-election have not been paid.

The officers further complain that senior cops always demand to be given commissions from junior officers whenever they are mobilized for a paid assignment.

The officers say they are aware that money for the Solwezi East by-election has already been released by the government as their colleagues who went for Kafulafuta and Chipata Central have already received their dues.

In Livingstone, insiders say the police were given K900, 000 to renovate the police station ahead of the UNWTO general assembly but the senior police officers decided to share most the money.

The officer in-charge, a Banda, and inspector Chelamaumba of central police have been mentioned as the ones who engineered the theft of public money.

Chelamaumba is the same police officer who was once locked up

Livingstone by the then magistrate Chola Musonda for disobeying court


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