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Mwebantu, surrender your illegal firearms, Kakoma Kanganja has urged

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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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Road traffic accidents in 2020 claim 1,690 lives, police say

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OVER 1,000 people died last year as a result of road traffic accidents.
In a statement, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said during the year 2020, a total number of 28,484 road traffic accidents were recorded, of which 1,404 were fatal road traffic accidents in which 1,690 persons were killed.
She said 2,783 were serious road traffic accidents in which 4427 persons were seriously injured, and 5,729 were Slight injury road traffic accidents in which 8,190 persons were slightly injured with 18, 568 recorded as damage only road traffic accidents.
Mrs Katongo said Lusaka Province recorded the highest number of road traffic accidents with 15,740, followed by Copperbelt with 4,466 while Central recorded 2,026.
She said Southern recorded 1,455 North Western with 1,145, Eastern with 1,079, Luapula with 700, Muchinga with 631, Western with 609 and Northern Province recording 502 road accidents.
“In comparison with the year 2019, 30,648 road traffic accidents were recorded as compared to 28,484 road traffic accidents which were recorded in 2020. The figures show a reduction in road traffic accidents by 2,164.
In 2019, 1462 were recorded as fatal road traffic accidents in which 1746 persons were killed as compared 1404 fatal road traffic accidents where 1690 persons were killed in 2020.The record shows a decrease in both fatal road traffic accidents by 58 and in persons killed by 56.2940 were recorded as serious road traffic accidents in which 5012 persons were seriously injured in 2019 as compared to 2783 serious road traffic accidents where 4427 persons were seriously injured in 2020,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said figures still show a decrease in serious road traffic accidents by 157.
Meanwhile, Mrs Katongo said K 45,844,721.00 was raised from the 128,529 road traffic offences committed in 2020 to 2019, where 145,984 road traffic offences were recorded from which K 44,731,459.00 was raised in admission of guilt fines
“This shows a reduction in recorded road traffic offences by 17,455 while the money collected as admission of guilt fines has risen by K 1,113,262.00,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said Most of the accidents recorded were attributed to human error as excessive speed among others.

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Mpika man dies after wife crashed his genitals with brick

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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)

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Man kills girlfriend and steals over K 91,000 she was keeping home, police say

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A 35-year-old man has allegedly killed his 38-year-old girlfriend who was a custodian of social cash transfer funds in Chifunabuli district in Luapula Province.
Luapula Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Davis Simwanza confirmed the sad incident.
The suspect, who is on the run, has allegedly disappeared with over K91,000 meant to pay Social Cash Transfer beneficiaries that the late teacher was keeping in the house.
Police identified the deceased, as Annet Lutanda, a teacher at Sashi Primary School in Chifunabuli.
Police say the deceased was found lying lifeless on the floor in her home with a deep cut on her forehead as she was hit with a pounding stick and her mouth and neck were tied with a chitenge material.
The body of the deceased has since been deposited to Mansa General Hospital Mortuary awaiting post mortem.

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