A consultancy firm has accused Television presenter Geoffrey Kapusa of collecting K293, 000 from the company and bolting without working.
The firm, Potomac Holdings, on Friday placed a missing person advert for Kapusa on ZBS radio and offered to pay K10,000 to anyone with information about his whereabouts. The radio advert was shared widely on social media leading to questions.
Owner of the firm Thomas Bisika said Kapusa was supposed to do field work for his company but went missing after collecting K293, 000 allowance for the work.
“Geoffrey Kapusa approached me two months ago asking for some work. He sounded helpless and I even sent him K50, 000. This week we hired him as a Research Assistant alongside 25 others. He took part in a two day training which ended on Thursday in the evening.
“On Friday he came at 6am at Platinum Hotel to collect his K293,000 field allowance and disappeared immediately without informing his supervisor. He was supposed to go to Nkhotakota with 6 other colleagues and he is the only one who disappeared with the money delaying his friends by over 4 hours in the process.
“This was reported to me by his supervisor. We were not sure what had happened to him and initiated a man hunt through a paid advert,” said Bisika.
According to Bisika, Kapusa was later apprehended by police around 3pm at Ntcheu aboard AXA Executive Coach and the matter is now being handled by Lingadzi Police in Lilongwe.
“As an organization we are happy that at least we can now account for our missing Research Assistant but we are disappointed with his subsequent behavior. It is sad,” said Bisika.
When the advert went viral on social media on Friday, Kapusa said he was not missing but was going home after being fired by Bisika who told him to leave Lilongwe. He added that he was surprised by the advert since he was acting on Bisika’s instructions.
Kapusa has since threatened to take legal action against Bisika over the radio advert.