Police on the Copperbelt have arrested PF Ndeke ward councilor Aaron Lungu for obtaining money by false pretenses.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the arrest.

She said Lungu obtained K40,000 cash by purporting that he had a plot for sale.

She said Lungu obtained the money from Steven Bwanga, a resident of house No CC9 Cha-Cha-Cha in Kitwe.

“Occurred on 7 July 2019 around 10:00 hours at Bamboo in Buchi township, Kitwe. In which Steven Bwanga of House No CC9 Cha-Cha-Cha, Mindolo, Kitwe reported that his money amounting to K40,000 was falsely obtained from him by Councilor, Aaron Lungu, of Ndeke Ward also a resident of Ndeke township on the pretext that he was selling a residential plot in Ndeke when in fact not,” Katanga said.

“Brief facts are that the complainant was approached by the suspect (Aaron Lungu) that he was selling a residential plot in Ndeke area at the sum of K40,000 and on 7 July, 2019 the complainant paid the amount in full but he was not shown the same plot despite several reminders. However, the Councilor kept on giving the complainant some fake assurances and after all efforts to either get a refund or a piece of land, he decided to report the matter to Buchi/Kamitondo Police Post where a docket of case was opened and the councilor has since been arrested & detained at Buchi Police Post.”

Katanga said Lungu had a record of fraudulently obtaining money from different people in Kitwe.

“I further wish to inform you that councilor Aaron Lungu has been getting money from people on the pretext that [he] has plots for sale in his ward. He was arrested on 9th February, 2020 and released on police bond yesterday (Monday),” said Katanga.

The opposition United Party for National Development in Ndola have lodged a complaint against Kabushi PF Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo to the police for issuing derogatory remarks that Hakainde Hichilema is a Satanist.