Lusaka conmen have taken advantage of police biasness towards the governing Patriotic Front(PF) and are now threatening and blackmailing opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) members.
The unscrupulous businessmen are holding UPND hostage by telling them that they have information leading to their abduction or possible arrest.
UPND Central Province Youth Secretary Justine Mulimba confirmed the development to Kitwe Times in an interview.
Mulimba said he has being pursued on a number of occasion by a man purporting to be Superintendent Mwale from Force Headquarters in Lusaka.
” On Sunday I received a friendly request around 08:00hrs from Donald Mwape but I ignored it. At 11:00hrs I saw a missed call and when I called it, a man responded and identified himself as Spt Mwale from Force Headquarters(phone number 0966065856). He said he wanted to warn me on a certain thing but could only do that if I accepted his friendly request on Facebook. But I told him that I don’t operate like that…I don’t accept friendship requests from people I don’t know. He told me that he could call me later,” he said.
Mulimba said the man did not call back as he earlier promised but sent him threats on text message.
Below is unedited SMS the crooked man sent to Mulimba last Sunday
WELL,SINCE YOU HAVE REFUSED MY FRIENDLY REQUEST,I AM REMAINING WITH NO OPTION BUT TO HAND OVER THE CASE TO MY BOYS TOMMORROW.YOU MADE A MISTAKE YOURSELF OF BEING SELFISH BY CHEWING ALL THE OPERATIONAL FUNDS AND CLAIMING YOU DID IT ALONE.SOME OF YOUR COLLEAGUES ARE STILL APEARING IN COUTS AND WE ARE THE PIPO WHO CAN HELP ALL OF YOU.
NOW SINCE YOU CAN NOT WORK WITH OTHER PIPO,YOU WILL HAVE ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME-ME I WASH MY HANDS.VERY FEW SECRETES HAVE REMAINED BURRIED FOR EVER.WHEN PIPO ARE DYING,THEY SAY ALOT OF THINGS AND THAT IS HOW WE GOT THE CLUE.I WANT TO HELP YOU AND OTHERS-BUT YOU THINK YOU ARE CLEVER.
IT IS CHEAPER TO DIALOGUE.THIS IS HOW WE TIED TO WARN YOUR OTHER FRIEND TROUGH MULILO.BUT HE REFUSED.HE ENDED UP 27 DAYS IN,AND HE IS STILL GOING TO COURT.THE OTHER OLDER MAN PAID ALITTLE AND HE IS FREE.I AM TELLING YOU THE ROUTE YOU ARE CHOOSING IS EXPENSIVE,I AM FRIEND OF THE PARTY WITHIN HERE- SIMPLY