POLICE have arrested a couple of Lusaka in connection with the offence of Child Stealing which occurred last month in Palabana area.
The report was made by the mother of the child identified as Alice Chimwanza of Waterfalls Area along Palabana Road in Chongwe District that her child aged six years went missing last month on October 27, and that the child was picked by an unknown female who the mother was able to identify.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said investigations were launched and on November 25 this year, Police received information that the suspect was spotted at a farm along Great East road.
She said members of the public were about to descend on the suspect but the police quickly intervened .
Mrs Katongo said police have withheld the names of the suspects for security reasons but the woman is from Lusaka’s Chipata Compound.
She said after interrogations, the suspect led officers to Chipata Compound where her husband was also apprehended.
Mrs Katongo said officers further led to Chadleigh along Magoye road where the child was later found.
She said toddler has since been reunited with his family and investigations are still ongoing.
“The two suspects are detained in police custody for the offence of Child Stealing awaiting Court appearance. As Zambia Police, we are advising guardians and parents to be security cautious by monitoring the whereabouts of their children and they should not allow their children to move unaccompanied,” she said.
Mrs Katongo has also urged parents and guardians to quickly report any case of missing children to any nearest police station.