CBU student nabbed over K95,000 theft

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SANFROSSA MANYINDA writes

POLICE in Kitwe have arrested a 25-year-old student leader at the Copperbelt University (CBU) for theft by servant and forgery.

Bright Chanda, who is Finance Secretary is alleged to have stolen K95, 990 cash from the Copperbelt University Students Union (COBUSU) account.

Copperbelt Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bothwell Namuswa, confirmed the arrest to the Daily Nation.

“Theft by servant and forgery, occurred between 3rd March 2020 and 19th June 2020 at Zanaco Kitwe business centre in Kitwe and Zanaco Manda hill in Lusaka.

“Michael Papa Sinkala 24, student reported on behalf of COBUSU that students’ money amounting to K95, 990 was stolen from the COBUSU Account by Bright Chanda 25 of H/No
318 Francis Mukuka Mufulira, a student (Finance Minister COBUSU),”

Mr Namuswa said Chanda was one of the two signatories of the account and was alleged to have forged the signature for the Dean of Students, Dr Alisala Mulambya, who was
another signatory on the account.

He said that Chanda was in police custody as the matter was being investigated and warned that all those that would be found connected to the matter would be arrested.

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