Opposition Chipani Chapfuko (CCP) president, Davis Chester Katsonga has become a wanted man after he failed to pay for fuel amounting to K75,800 at Petroda Filling Station in Limbe, Nyasa Times can reveal.
Katsonga is currently wanted by police for interrogation on the issue which happened on Tuesday April 29, 2014 on his way to attend the second presidential debate in Lilongwe.
Information Nyasa Times has obtained and confirmed by law-enforcers, Katsonga on the said date, filled up his car Toyota VX registration DCK 1 with gas totalling K75,800 which he could not manage to pay for.
And when was confronted by the filling station’s officials, Katsonga who is one of the presidential candidates in Tuesday’s tripartite elections, refused to pay, arguing he had no cash on him at that time.
“He instead opted to issue a post-dated cheque, which the attendant refused to accept; he instead demanded for an open-cheque. Unfortunately it ‘bounced’ and, the bank labelled it Refer to Drawer
(RTD),” Southern Region Police Public Relations Officer, Nicholas Gondwa told Nyasa Times.
Gondwa said a case file has been opened against Katsonga who is yet to be interrogated on the matter.
“He has not yet been formally charged because we want to interrogate him first before we proceed with the case. But for over weeks now, we have failed to get hold of him. His could not be reach through his phone,” explained Gondwa.
Nyasa Times has also failed to get hold of Katsonga since last week as he could not be reached through his mobile phone.
Katsonga is a brother to Peoples Progressive Movement (PPM) president, Mark Katsonga who also owns AXA bus service.