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Honorable member of parliament, Kalimi, arrested for alleged theft of vehicle


Malole Member of Parliament, Robert Kalimi, has been arrested and charged for the offence of Theft of Motor vehicle.

Danny Mwale, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday.

Mwale said Mr Kalimi, aged 53, of Silverest area in Lusaka was arrested for the said offence which is contrary to section 281(a) of chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia

He said the suspect, who is also a Member of Parliament for Malole Constituency, is alleged to have sold the motor vehicle, VW GTI Golf registration number BCC 6524 belonging to a woman only identified as Kitenge of Ndola.

“The motor vehicle was given to the suspect after an agreement with the brother to the complainant for temporal use only as he was working on the suspect’s vehicle which was involved in a Road Traffic Accident last year,” Mwale said.

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He said Mr. Kalimi allegedly decided to sell the said vehicle to a man only identified as Musakanya of Lusaka at K60,000 when the actual value of the motor vehicle is said to be K449,000.

“The matter was reported to Police by the complainant and immediately investigations were instituted which led to the recovery of the vehicle from Mr. Musakanya who after interrogations
disclosed that he bought the vehicle from Mr. Kalimi in March this year,” Mwale said.

He said Mr Kalimi had been detained in Police custody awaiting court appearance.

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