Music producer, Chile One, arrested for allegedly swindling Catholic radio station


Police have arrested, Obed Chileshe, aged 30, of Lusaka’s New Kasama area, in connection with alleged theft.

Chileshe, popularly known as Chile One, is alleged to have stolen K6,530 from Radio Maria Yatsani Voice, located in Lusaka.

The money was sent to his FNB account.

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Danny Mwale, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, made the announcement in Lusaka on Thursday.

Mwale stated that the transaction was reported to have occurred between April 27, 2023, and April 28, 2023.

“Brief facts are that the radio station engaged the suspect to produce a jingle (short song) which was quoted at K6,500. The money is alleged to have been sent to the suspect’s FNB account, which, according to him, did not reflect in his account,” he said.

Police investigations revealed that the station management sent another K6,530 to his MTN mobile money number and agreed that once the FNB money reflected, he would refund them.

The suspect produced the jingle but did not repay the money that was sent earlier to his FNB account.

The matter was reported to police, and investigations were instituted, leading to his arrest today around 12:00 hours.

He is detained in custody and is yet to be formally charged.

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