POLICE have launched a manhunt against a truck driver identified as Goodson Mutemela of Lusaka’s Zani Muone area for the offence of Theft by Servant.
The suspect who was employed as a driver for Zamfast Logistics Group Limited of Lusaka is alleged to have stolen copper concentrates worth USD 80,280.15 property of Zamfast Logistics.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said Mutemela was on December 28, 2022 assigned to ferry the consignment from Kasumbalesa enroute to South Africa through Lusaka.
However, on December 30, 2022, the suspect is alleged to have disconnected the vehicle tracking system and switched off his mobile phone.
“Police were alerted and immediate instituted investigations into the matter,” he said.
Mr Mwale said Police officers later discovered the Shacman Truck registration number AIC 1642 and trailer number BAL 2889 abandoned without the consignment along Ndola – Kapiri-Mposhi road near Kafulafuta weighbridge with the keys in the ignition.
“Police have have continued with investigations. We appeal to members of the public with any information which may lead to the arrest of the suspect to report to any nearest police station,” he said.