Suspended Kitwe Mayor Kelvin Sinyangwe has been arrested and detained at Kitwe Central Police on two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses amounting to K116, 000.
And police said they have again arrested Ndeke ward Councilor Evans Nsokolo aged 37, of house number 512 Ndeke Changa-changa on the same charges of obtaining money by false pretenses amounting to K17, 000.
Mayor Sinyangwe age 51, of house number 21 Ndola Kitwe dual Carriage way, in Zamtan, was arrested today around 11:30 hours and will appear in court tomorrow for plea and application for bail.
Mr. Nsokolo will appear in court on Friday.
He becomes the third PF councilor to be arrested after his Ndeke ward counterpart Evans Nsokolo and Bupe Ward councilor John Chilupula were arrested on similar charges.
Early in January, Local government Minister Steven Kampyongo suspended Kitwe, Ndola, and Livingstone Councils to pave way for investigations into illegal land allocations for three months.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the development.