INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has set June 30, 2020 as the deadline for all those who are still in possession of illegally acquired firearms to surrender them to police.
Kanganja said the Firearms Amnesty which was introduced in 2002 will come to an end on 30th June, 2020.
And Kanganja said those who have inherited firearms of their deceased relatives without following laid down procedure in changing ownership should also deposit the weapons in the Public Ware House without delay or risk being arrested and prosecuted.
In a statement, Kanganja warned that police will soon conduct random clean-ups in search of illegally owned firearms and that all those that would be found wanting will be prosecuted.
And the I.G appealed to members of the public with information on anyone in possession of illegal arms to report to any nearest police.
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Mpika man dies after wife crashed his genitals with brick
A MAN of Mpika has died after his wife allegedly hit his gentals with a brick during a violent marital dispute.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in an interview yesterday that 37-year-old Julius Mwila, of Chitulika village was allegedly murdered by Salome Mwila 25 on Friday night, reports Zambia Daily Mail.
Katongo said the couple had a marital dispute and a quarrel degenerated into a fight and the eventual death of Mr Mwila.
“The wife allegedly hit het husband with a half-burnt brick on the genitals, causing him to sustain general body pains. Mr Mwila later died in his house,” said Katongo.
(Source: Zambia Daily Mail)