Police in Petauke district have arrested a man and charged him with giving false information to a public officer.
Eastern Province Police Commissioner Alex Chilufya confirmed that Mike Mutemwa a driver at ZANIS offices in Petauke district was arrested yesterday.
Mr. Chilufya says earlier Mutemwa reported to the police that his office vehicle was stolen and the police started investigating the matter when in fact it was not stolen.
He says after investigations it was discovered that Mutemwa abandoned the vehicle in the bush and fled after unknown people started beating him when they allegedly saw him in a compromising situation with his girlfriend.
The vehicle was discovered on Monday in the bush with only a car battery missing.
Mr Chilufya says the police apprehended Mutemwa and he will appear in court soon.