Police in Solwezi are hunting for a prisoner who has run away with a five year old boy who was inside the vehicle that he has allegedly stolen.
North Western division police senior staff officer Hackson Mwiinga confirmed the incident that happened over the weekend in Solwezi.
Mr Mwiinga identified the prisoner as Joseph Mponda who is also a metal fabrication student at Solwezi Skills Institute where the owner of the vehicle Warren Chembe is a Lecturer.
Mr Mwiinga explained that Chembe engaged Mponda, a prisoner serving a sentence at Solwezi Central prison to repair his vehicle on Saturday.
Mr Mwiinga said Mponda later asked Mr Chembe to allow him to go for a road test with his son on board and did not return.
Mr Mwiinga said police have since instituted a manhunt for Mponda.