POLICE in Lusaka have arrested 43 people for illegally patronizing bars and night clubs amidst the COVID-19 health restrictions.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the arrests were made during an operation which was conducted last night.
She said among those arrested are 16 females and 27 males who were picked from different premises including Shamrock Lodge where 17 people were apprehended, Scorpion Night club where seven people were apprehended, Zero Degree Night club where 12 were apprehended, KCC Night Club where three people were apprehended.
“All the mentioned night clubs are located in Kabwata Others were apprehended from Chawama and Woodlands,” Katongo said.
She said they have all been charged with Conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.
Katongo said the police will make a recommendation to the Lusaka City Council (LCC) to revoke trading licenses on all erring bars and night clubs.
” Among the arrested were bar attendants. These operations will continue countrywide hence members of the public are advised to adhere to Public Health regulations and avoid finding themselves in confrontation with the Police,” said Katongo.
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.