The Zambia Police Service has confirmed a video circulating on social media of a man wearing a police uniform suspected to be an imposter.
Police Deputy Spokesman Rae Hamoonga said the man has been identified as Telvin Matandala aged 27 years and unemployed of Chisamba.
Mr Hamoonga said preliminary investigations have revealed that the said Kelvin Matandala, on 4th July, 2016 stole the Police uniform from his guardian who is a Police Officer at Chisamba Police Station.
Mr Hamoonga said the suspect is currently detained in police and will appear in court soon after being charged for Theft and Impersonating a Public Officer.
“We would like to dispel rumours being circulated on social media depicting a male person in police uniform and stating that he is a political cadre. Contrary to these assertions being circulated they facts of the matter are that on 6th July,2016 at around 18:00hrs the same man was apprehended by members of the public at COMESA market area where he was seen drinking alcohol whilst in uniform and was taken to Lusaka Central Police Station,” Mr Hamoonga said.
A video surfaced on social media in which a man suspected to be a PF cadre was seen wearing police uniform and was cornered by police officers