INSPECTOR General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja has revealed that results of chemicals being used in gassing households are out but will not be announced for security reasons.
Mr. Kanganja says announcing the chemical may give information and ideas to other criminals.
And the Police Chief has dismissed information circulating on social media in which it is being insinuated that most parts of Lusaka have been affected by the gassing.
He explains that when complaints of alleged gassing were received by police in Lusaka, officers went on the ground to verify the reports and are still inquiring on the same reports.
Mr. Kanganja has said in a statement that in view of similar occurrences being recorded in some parts of the country, members of the public across the country have been urged to be security conscious and work in collaboration with the police in safeguarding their respective communities.
He said from the time this crime emanated, some suspects have been apprehended of which some are currently appearing in the courts of law while investigations have continued with a view of apprehending all those involved in this heinous crime.
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Eight people die in a road traffic accident in Petauke district , police say
EIGHT people have died while seven others sustained serious injuries after a truck and a Mitsubishi Fuso collided head on in Petauke District of Eastern Province.
The accident happened on Friday around 21:30 hours near Musambazi Bridge, 25km west of Petauke Boma along Great East Road.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed in a statement that the accident happened when the driver of the Volvo truck identified as Trust Mawele failed to keep to his lane and collided head on with an incoming Fuso truck which was being driven by an unknown man with unknown number of passengers on board.
Katongo said in the process, seven unknown people sustained serious injuries and are admitted to Petauke District Hospital and Minga Mission Hospital respectively while Eight unidentified persons died on the spot, and that among them, Six were males and two females.
She said the bodies are in Petauke District Hospital mortuary awaiting identification and post-mortem.
And Katongo said police have not yet established whether or not the drivers of both motor vehicles are among the victims.
Be wary of fraudsters, we are not conducting any recruitment at the moment, police say
THE Zambia Police Service says it is still not conducting any recruitment at the moment.
And police say it is worrying that members of the public are still being deceived by criminals through social media that the police is recruiting officers.
In a statement, Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo warned those who are asked by criminals to take application letters to unknown offices not to do so as they risk being attacked.
She has reiterated that the Zambia police has not carried any advertisement on recruitment hence all adverts and information circulating on social media about recruitment in the police service is fake and should be treated as such.
Katongo advised members of the public to wait for advertisements which are usually placed in traditional media (Print, Television and Radio) with a clear guide on how applications should be submitted.