FORMER Kasama Central Member of Parliament Kelvin Sampa has been arrested for allegedly obtaining K1.4 million from a bussinesman by false pretenses.
Mr Sampa who recently ditched the former ruling party to join the United Party for National Development is alleged to have obtained K 1,400,000 from a Mr Maruku Selehe on pretext he was going to help him have his goods which were impounded by the Zambia Revenue Authority.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale has confirmed the arrest in a statement.
“Police in Lusaka have arrested Kelvin Mutale Sampa aged 50 of Meanwood area in Lusaka for the offense of obtaining money by false pretenses with intent to defraud the owner permanently.
Brief facts of the matter are that between May 2021 and July 2021 at unknown dates in Lusaka the suspect obtained a sum of Kwacha One Million Four Hundred Thousand (K 1, 400, 000) from a Mr. Maruku Selehe on pretext that he was going to help the complainant to have his goods which were impounded by the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) released,” he said.
Mr Mwale said Mr Sampa is in Police custody awaiting court appearance.