OPPOSITION UPND candidate for Mutenda ward in Chingola, Hamanase Hamalila has been arrested for allegedly stealing eight bags of Stock feed worth K800.00 from Moses Mwisa.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga confirmed the arrest of Mr Hamalila, 38, and that he had been detained at Chingola Police Station.
Ms Katanga said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that Mr Hamalila, together with Isaac Daudi allegedly stole eight bags of Stock feeds.
“I can confirm that a Mr Hamanase Hamalila has been arrested for stealing eight bags of Stock feed worth K800.00 and has since been detained at Chingola Central Police station.
“He was arrested together with Isaac Daudi and are both detained in police custody at Chingola Central Police station,” Ms Katanga said.
When contacted for a comment, UPND Copperbelt provincial Information and Publicity Secretary Kennedy Kalunga said he was not aware about the arrest of the party’s candidate for Mutenda ward.
Mr Kalunga said he would try to get party leaders in Chingola to find out about the arrest of Mr Hamalila.
“I’m on my way to Mufulira for a rally and so I’m not aware of our candidate being arrested on allegations of stealing stock feed.
I will try to get details on the matter from the party leadership in Chingola,” Mr Kalunga said.