Two Patriotic Front councillors in Kitwe have been apprehended and detained on corrupt activities.The two are accused of obtaining money by false pretences in illegal land deals.
Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga who confirmed the arrests named the two as Evans Nsokolo 37, of Ndeke ward and John Chilupula 41, of Bupe ward in Kitwe.
Ms. Katanga explained that Nsokolo is currently detained at Wusakile police station while Chilupula is detained at Nkana east police station and the two will apear in court soon.
” Yes we have in our custody two councillors from Kitwe. Nsokolo is detained at Wusakile while Chilupula is at Nkana east. For Nsokolo its allegedly misappropriation of public (ward) funds and illegal land deals. Chilupula is also charged with illegal land deals. Nsokolo was arrested two days ago (friday evening) while Chilupula was arrested yesterday (Sunday evening). They are in our custody and will appear in court,” Ms Katanga said.