POLICE in Lusaka have seized a Ford Ranger stolen from the United Nations in Swaziland and sold it to a Zambian by a Chinese money lending company. According to a police seizure certificate made available to The Mast, a white Ford Ranger with Chassis number 6FPPXXMJ2PES73755 and engine number SA2HPES73755, registration number AIB 2988 was suspected to be stolen and was under investigation.
The New Future Financial Company which is under China Hua Shun Group of Investments Company Limited sold the said vehicle to Zaid Nadat in December 2016 but was discovered to have been stolen when he wanted to travel to South Africa. Nadat explained that he bought the car at the price of K120,000 from the Chinese-run company after its original owner had defaulted on paying a K60,000 loan.
“I wanted to travel to South Africa by road using the same vehicle but when I went to have it cleared with Interpol, I was told it was stolen from the UN in Swaziland. Police got it and it is currently at Police headquarters in Lusaka,” Nadat explained.
He complained that he had been inconvenienced by the development and that the company was taking long to refund him. Company deputy manager Feng ShengHu confirmed the development saying the car was handed over to the company by former Mambilima PF member Mighty Mumba as collateral for a K60,000 loan. ShengHu said the buyer would be compensated once the parties had agreed on an amount.
He said his company had been trying to locate Mumba since the vehicle was seized by police about a month ago. ShengHu said he had reported Mumba to police and they have since launched a manhunt. And lawyer representing the company, Musa Bah, said Mumba had been reported to police.
“The compensation will be done. Obviously, this is a company. Not one person makes a decision. There are a lot of people who have to agree on the terms, so once the process is done, they will be paid…. Yes we have reported the matter at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe police post. He [Mumba] gave a wrong address, ” said Bah