Police in Chipata are holding three people in connection with obtaining goods by false pretence from various entities.
Eastern Province Deputy Police Commissioner Alfred Nawa has identified the trio as Hendriq Nyambe 43, of Chunga township, Martin Zimba 39, of Kabanana Township and a female Nambela Ngoloma ,36 Libala Stage Three all of Lusaka.
Mr Nawa says the three suspects who masqueraded as officers from RTSA, Road Transport and Safety Agency, ACC, Anti-Corruption Commission and FRA, Food Reserve Agency where nabbed in Chongwe on May 7th 2013 when they were travelling back to Lusaka after obtaining goods worth millions of Kwacha.
He says the three suspects who were lodged at Pine View Guest House accumulated unpaid bill in food, accommodation and beverages during their five days stay at the guest house.
Mr Nawa says the suspects allegedly got materials worth 38,200 Kwacha rebased from Costco General Dealers.
He says the suspects were arrested around 23:00 hours while driving a Mitsubishi Pajero registration number ABL 3962 white in colour.