POLICE in Lusaka, Copperbelt and Southern Provinces have so far arrested a total of 16 people in connection with the leaked 2018 grade 7, 9 and 12 examination papers. Among those arrested are teachers and pupils.
Zambia Police Service Spokesperson Mrs Esther Mwaata Katongo told Mwebantu that, “in Lusaka Province, Police have arrested five people identified as Ishmael Manda aged 25 of John Leing Compound also a teacher at Islamic Orphanage Secondary School in Makeni who was found with copies of grade nine (9) Mathematics, English, Religious Education, Art and Design and Business Science Examination papers on his mobile phone, Christopher Sampa aged 43 who is Director at CS Christian Private School in Chipata Compound in Lusaka, Alphate Kabamba aged 29, a businessman of Kabanana Compound who was found with hard copies of Art and Design, Religious Education and Social Studies, Alphonso Milambo aged 40, a teacher at Ellensdale Primary School and Angela Mumba Mulenga who was in charge of the strong room at Ellensdale School in Ngwerere.”
She added that further investigations at Ellensdale Strong room revealed that Examination papers for Art and Design, Religious Education and Social Studies were tempered with.
“Investigations conducted on the Copperbelt led to the arrest of three people identified as Humphrey Kamfwa Tembo aged 33 who was found with grade nine Mathematics paper 1 and 2, Collins Solochi aged 25 who was found with Social studies Paper 1 and 2 and a paper for Business Studies and also Andrew Banda aged 22 who was found in possession of English paper 2 for grade 12 and a hard copy of answers for Mathematics paper.” She said.
Mrs Katongo said that “in Mazabuka of Southern Province, Police arrested Given Kanyeleti aged 24 of Nakambala Compound who was found photocopying a handwritten leaked Science paper 2 for grade 9. Further investigations led to the arrest of a grade nine pupil of Ndeke School aged 18 of Nakambala Compound. Others arrested in Mazabuka are two grade nine (9) pupils at Maneila Open Community School who were found with grade nine (9) Computer Studies paper 1 and 2, Integrated Science Practical and both paper 1 and 2, English Language papers paper 1 and 2 for grade nine and Social Studies Examination papers. The suspects have been charged with unauthorized possession of Examination paper or Information. Investigations conducted in Mazabuka further revealed that Examination paper packs at Namaila Primary School had been tempered with and copies of Mathematics paper two (2), Social studies and Chitonga were missing. Four teachers namely Augustine Musenga aged 46 who is a Head Teacher at Namaila Primary School, Hedson Machila aged 42, Simon Sikombe aged 40 and Oliver Hauma aged 42 all teachers at the above mentioned school were arrested and investigations in the matter have continued. Police have continued with investigations and members of the public will be updated on any new development.”
Trade Kings motor vehicle broken into K 98,000 stolen, police arrest three suspects
TWO (02) Zimbabwean nationals and one Zambian have been arrested by police for breaking into a Trade Kings car and stealing cash amounting to K98, 000.
And police have recovered K84, 000 out of the total stolen money and are further still looking for one more suspect who is still on the run.
Police around 11:30 hrs received a report of theft from motor a vehicle from Trade Kings Muchinga, Luapula and Northern regional manager Abbas Hussain aged 46yrs.
“He reported on behalf of the company that unknown persons did steal cash money from the company’s motor vehicle namely Toyota hilux bearing registration no. ALZ 3825 silver in color which was parked at indo Zambia bank along Independence road d/kasama by way of unlocking the drivers door and got away k98,025,” Hussain reported to police.
Acting on the report, the police made a follow up and found the criminals at Mwiluzi along Mbala-Kasama road where they had parked their Honda CRV registration No. ALP 2712 silver gray in color as they were changing a the front tyre.
Upon being challenged, the criminals ran in different direction and in the process, one suspect named Ndlovu Basil Bhekumuzi aged 40yrs of Bulawayo a Zimbabwean national was shot at in his left side of the thigh.
The two other suspects namely Soames Ndlovu aged 32yrs of 133 Matero East Lusaka also a Zimbabwean national based in Bulawayo and Silvester Phiri aged 38yrs of Matero Lusaka were apprehended.
“The suspect who was shot is recieving Medical treatment at kasama General Hospital whilst one suspect namely Amin (Mr Moyo) is on the run,”
Police have since retrieved K84,000 from the suspects and the vehicle which was being used has been impounded and kept as exhibits.
Police arrest Chilombwana who raped women while armed with a Machete
POLICE in Southern Province have apprehended a suspect who has been on the wanted list in connection with the spate of rape, unlawful wounding, arson, and assault cases experienced in Zimba and Kalomo Districts.
The suspect identified as Lucky Kaluwe aged 19 years commonly known as Chilombwana was apprehended by members of the public in Chilobe area of Chief Sipatunyana in Zimba District.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo in a statement said the suspect who had been on the police wanted list is alleged to have been armed with a Machete each time he committed offences and was relocating to other places after committing offences.
Katongo said the suspect was handed over to police on yesterday around 05: 30 hours by Mapatizya Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda.
“He has been Charged with one count of Arson, five counts of unlawful wounding and three counts of Rape. He is detained in custody and will appear in court soon,” Katongo said.
And Katongo commended members of the public in Chilobe area for acting swiftly in apprehending the suspect and further called on all those who could have been victims of attacks by the suspect to report to police.
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9 year old boy of Monze dies in an ox-cart accident, police say
A nine (09) year old boy of Kwanu Village in Chief Choongo’s area of Monze District has died on the spot after an ox-cart he was in overturned.
Meanwhile, a 35 year old woman of Lusaka’s Bauleni Compound has allegedly been murdered by her boyfriend.
The accident happened yesterday at about 08:30 hours at Moonga Village in Monze and Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the victim as Alick Hasumbwe.
Katongo said the accident happened when the ox driven Cart, on which the victim was traveling in, hit into a stone and overturned.
And Katongo said the body of the deceased has been deposited in Monze Mission hospital mortuary.
Meanwhile, a 35- year old woman of Bauleni Compound in Lusaka has allegedly been murdered.
Katongo said Alice Nyangu was found dead yesterday at around 11:00 hours in her house.
“Scene was visited and police suspect the victim to have been murdered as bruises were found on her left eye among other injuries,” Katongo said.
She said preliminary investigations have indicated that the victim had fought with her boyfriend in the night of 01 August, 2020 at unknown time .
And Katongo said police have already picked one suspect in connection with the murder while the body of the deceased has been deposited in the UTH mortuary awaiting post-mortem.