Namwala District Commissioner Wilson Siaduka confirmed the arrest of councilor Daniel Moono of Moobola ward in Chief Muchila’s area.
Mr Siaduka said the Civic leader is alleged to have collected about K1.5million last year from Villagers in his area after convincing them he was arranging for the drilling of a borehole in the area.
The District Commissioner explained that after he failed to bring a drilling rig to the area the suspect bolted and went into hiding since last year.
Mr. Siaduka further said the suspect was apprehended by a vigilant neighborhood watch group who later handed him over to the police on Monday this week.
Mr Siaduka said the suspect who is in police custody would appear in court soon.