MTN Promo- fraud suspect nabbed
Police have apprehended the MTN employee linked to the One billion kwacha Lets Go BEEG Promotion fraud.
Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani says the suspect will be transported to Livingstone from Lusaka where he will answer charges leveled against him.
Ms Libongani was responding to questions from Journalists at a press briefing in Lusaka on Sunday.
She says police will take keen interest in all promotions.
Ms Libongani has explained that it is better to prevent fraud occurrences in lotteries and other promotions.
She says the Zambia Police Service is working with the Drug Enforcement Commission-DEC in investigating the matter.
MTN Zambia yesterday disclosed that the winner of the win BEEG Promotion is being investigated on allegations of fraud.
The winner was selected via a random draw which was monitored by Grant Thornton, the MTN appointed auditors for the promotion.
Information has however emerged that the winner of the ONE billion kwacha cash grand prize may have been fraudulently selected.
And the Zambia Police Service has sent fifty paramilitary officers to Livingstone to beef up security in the tourist capital.
Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani says the service has also stepped up investigations into the recent killing of a Spanish pilot and a security guard in Livingstone.
Ms Libongani has told journalists at a media briefing that a team of investigators led by Director of Criminal Investigations Department left for Livingstone on Thursday.
She says police will ensure that security is provided to all Livingstone residents, investors and tourists.
Ms Libongani has appealed to members of the public not to panic because the police have already put in place security measures to restore peace in the area.