INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the command has deployed enough officers to provide security for the people of Chingola amidst reported ritual killings and riots in the area.
And Kanganja has appealed to the residents of Chingola to be calm and join hands with the police in helping to bring the criminals to book.
Yesterday, Chingola residents rioted damaging private properties and looting shops.
“I wish to bring to the attention of the general public and in particular Chingola residents that my command is aware of the security situation in the district including some families that were affected as a result of the prevailing insecurity,” Kanganja said.
He assured the residents that officers are doing everything possible to bring the perpetrators to book.
He said he has mobilised and deployed enough man power to provide security and to beef up on the current strength so as to enhance investigations.
10 year old girl of Mumbwa dies after she was defiled by two men of the same family, police say
A Ten (10) year old girl of Mumbwa has died after she was defiled by two men of the same family.
The deceased child was found in unconscious state and rushed to the hospital where she later died.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the development to Mwebantu in a statement and has identified the suspects as Harry Kandolo aged 25 years and Jack Kandolo aged 20 years both of Makondo Village in Chief Kaindu of Mumbwa District .
Katongo said the incident happened on between Sunday at 18:00 hrs and Monday at 11:00 hrs at the same village.
“The victim later died in Mumbwa District Hospital at around 22:00 Hours on 10th August 2020 and the body is in Mumbwa District Mortuary waiting for post-morterm, Katongo revealed.
She said the suspects have been apprehended and are detained in Police custody yet to be charged with murder.
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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