“We’ve apprehended and charged Moses Njovu a fuel attendant at Mt Meru here in Choma with the offence of theft by servant.
“On April 16, this month, the manager at the fuel station identified as Christine Changu reported that Mr Njovu had stolen money amounting to K55,000 belonging to Mt Meru filling station in Choma. The matter is still under investigations,” she said.
It is alleged that Mr Njovu was instructed by his manager to deposit the money in the bank but that he instead took it to a witch doctor to “multiply” it.
Instead, the witch doctor allegedly disappeared with the money.
In another development, police in Southern Province have launched a manhunt for suspected thieves who allegedly stole K11,000 from a car which was parked outside Standard Chartered Bank in Mazabuka.
The suspected thieves, who were captured on CCTV, allegedly stole the money when the owner of the vehicle, a Chinese national, was in the bank.
Ms Chikwanda said the incident happened on Wednesday around 14:00 hours.
“We received a report from Mr Zhifeng Wu, a Chinese national who lives here [Choma] that some unknown people stole K11,000 cash from his Toyota Harrier registration number ALK 1760 which was parked outside Standard Chartered Bank in Mazabuka.
“CCTV was reviewed and the thieves don’t appear to be locals,” Ms Chikwanda said.
She said police are still investigating that matter.