COPPERBELT University Students Union (COBUSU) finance secretary Bright Chanda has been arrested for theft by servant involving over K95, 000 from the union’s account and forgery.
Copperbelt Province Deputy Police Commissioner Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed Chanda’s arrest to News Diggers!.
He said Chanda, 25, a student at CBU, is alleged to have stolen cash amounting to K95,990 from the COBUSU account.
“Theft by servant and forgery, occurred between 3rd March, 2020 and 19th June, 2020 at Zanaco, Kitwe Business Center in Kitwe and Zanaco Manda Hill in Lusaka, in which Michael Papa Sinkala ,24, student (Prime minister COBUSU), reported on behalf of Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) that students’ money, cash amounting to K95,990.00, was stolen from the COBUSU Account by Bright Chanda, 25, of H/No 318, Francis Mukuka, Mufulira, a student (Finance Minister COBUSU),” Namuswa said.
He said Chanda, as one of the signatories to the COBUSU account, forged the signature of Dean of Students Dr Alisala Mulambya, who is the other signatory.
“Chanda is in police custody and we are following this matter and more arrests will be made,” said Namuswa.