Stolen FISP Fertilizer recovered in Luanshya  

Police in Luanshya district has recovered 51 by 50-kilogram bags of D compound fertilizer from a house in Kalala Township, suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.

Copperbelt Province Police Commissioner, Peacewell Mweemba said Police has arrested Steward Mwansa aged 29 of house No.3406 Kalala Township in Luanshya who was found in in possession of the said fertilizer.

This follows a tip off from the Luanshya District Youth Chairperson for the United Party for National Development (UPND), Elias Chisala.

Mr Chisala, 53 of house No. 212 Section 8, Roan Township reported to Luanshya Central Police yesterday that he had information that the suspect was offloading fertilizer at his house, suspected to be meant for farmers, under the Farmers Input Support Programme (FISP).

He said Police rushed to the scene and recovered the 51 bags of fertilizer.

Mr Mweemba disclosed that when the suspect was interviewed, he failed to give a satisfactory explanation about the source of the same fertilizer. 

A docket has been opened in the matter and the suspect will appear in court soon while the fertilizer has been kept as an exhibit to the crime.