THE Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has launched a manhunt for a Lusaka City Council (LCC) official who bolted after money went missing at Intercity Bus Terminus early this year.
Two of the official’s accomplices, Gift Kasaro and Kizito Chintu, were cornered last month.
DEC spokesperson Theresa Katongo, however, said the commission could not reveal the name of the official for security reasons.
The official, who was a book keeper at Intercity, has been in hiding since February this year.
Ms Katongo also said that it was difficult to state how much was involved because investigations in the matter were still on-going.
“It is difficult to state how much is involved because investigations are still on-going.
“Even in the case of the ones we have arrested, the amounts involved might go up because we are still investigating,” Ms Katongo said.
Chintu, an accountant, allegedly stole K7,000 collected from gate fees using out-of-range receipts. He is also alleged to have obtained K7,500 purporting that the money was meant to facilitate for his travel to Livingstone to attend the UNWTO when in fact not.
The theft was discovered after drastic reduction in revenue collections.
His accomplice, Gift Kasaro, who was head of procurement, was charged with theft involving K6,000 from gate fees and obtaining money by false pretences amounting to K4,800.
When contacted for more information on the matter, LCC public relations manager Habeenzu Mulunda said the municipality had been advised not to comment on the matter until investigations had been concluded.