Mr Kajoba said police are actively investigating the matter involving a mobile money agent Chisumpa aged 22 which was initially reported to the police on April 16, 2022 as a missing person by her sister.
He said the victim’s sister stated that on the material date April 13,2022 at about 14:00 hours at Shoprite trading area along Cairo road, her sister was at her Airtel booth when two male persons went to her booth and pretended to be customers wanting to transact money.
“Later on the duo was seen moving with her across Cairo road and that was the last time she was seen. Investigations instituted so far are indicating that on April 15, 2022 the boyfriend received a call from the victim’s phone demanding for a ransom of K15,000=00 for her release,” he said.
Mr Kajoba called on the general citizenry to fully cooperative with the police to have the victim released from the alleged abductors.
“We would like to inform the public that this type of crime is alien to our country. The Zambia Police takes protection of women against any form of crime very serious and we have put in all our resources and are working with other collaborating partners to secure a possible safe release from the allegedly abductors. We are calling on the general citizenry to fully cooperative with us as we work round the clock to have her released from the allegedly abductors,” he said.