Makina, 43, of Nkana East and son to Proprietor of Nkana Academy College of Education is alleged to have intercepted a truck laden with Copper.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga said police had been carrying out investigations in the matter that happened last month.
She said Makina was cornered on Friday just after attending the Nkana Academy College of Education graduation, a school where he serves as director.
Police have charged him with aggrieved robbery.
Katanga said Makina, in the company of others intercepted a truck laden with copper worth millions of Kwacha in Kalulushi District.
“This theft of copper occurred sometime in August, so on 14th September, 2018 the anti-robbery picked up the suspect, and a female was also picked in connection with the same on 15th September 2018, and they were both questioned as they are jointly charged. A white truck which was loaded with copper was recovered. Investigations were instituted and two pistols were picked and alleged to have been used in the offence,” Katanga said.
She said apart from the aggravated robbery charge, other charges such as failure to secure a fire arm are expected to arise.
Makina is a well-known business figure in Kitwe District and is commonly known as D-Mark.