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Manhunt launched for cop wanted in connection with murder

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POLICE have launched a manhunt for Sergeant Kaoma Goodhope, a police officer in connection with the murder of Joseph Masiye Tembo aged 57 of Kanyama Compound after a misunderstanding.

Police Spokesperson Mrs Esther Mwaata Katongo has told Mwebantu that it is alleged that on 2nd February, 2021 at 1400 hours the deceased in the company of his colleague was at City Market Zambia Police Paramilitary camp doing some pieces of work as a Cook when he was allegedly assaulted by Sgt Kaoma Goodhope after a difference.

“Joseph Masiye Tembo (deceased now) was then rushed to Kanyama Clinic where he was admitted and later died at about 2200 hours and the body has been taken to UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem. The officer escaped after the incident and a man hunt has been launched.  We appeal to members of the public with information on the whereabouts of the suspect to report to any nearest police. The Zambia Police shall not shield any officer in a habit of conducting themselves outside the provisions of the Law. All those that will be found wanting shall be arrested and prosecuted. We appeal to the relatives of the deceased person and members of the public to remain calm as relevant authorities look in to this matter.” She said.

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Police arrest couple over their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background

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POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a couple for allegedly circulating their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background.

In a media statement issued, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police through the Cyber Crime Unit commenced investigations into a case of obscene material which was circulating on various social media platforms with gospel music playing in the background. She said investigations into the matter led to the arrest of John Chewe aged 31, a pharmacist and Angela Kapumba aged 24, a dental assistant both working at a private Hospital in Lusaka.

Mrs Katongo said the duo had initially reported to Luckson Mapushi Police Post from where they obtained a Police report that on February 19,between 02:00 hours and 05:00 hours, unknown people had broken into their motor vehicle and stole a phone which was containing the said video and later circulated on various social media platforms without their knowledge.

She however said investigations revealed that there was no such incidence involving the theft of the mobile phone in question and that the report given to police was aimed distancing themselves from what was circulating on social media.

“Chewe and Kapumba have been warn and cautioned for the offences of Prohibition of Pornography Contrary to section 102(a)(b) of the Electronic and Communications Transaction Act number 21 of 2009,Making a False Document contrary to section 344 , CAP 87, Uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of Cap 87 and Giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 125, CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” she said.

Mrs Katongo said the couple detained in police custody yet to be charged and will appear in court soon.

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Be wary of fraudsaters, in our recruitment process, police warn

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 POLICE have cautioned members of the public wishing to apply to join the police service to be weary of fraudsters who may create fake Facebook accounts using particulars and pictures of police officers with the motive of defrauding them.
In a media statement, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the police have not engaged any company or persons outside the institution to receive application letters on its behalf except for Commissioners of Police who are based at respective Police Provincial  Headquarters.
She police have already put in place modalities on how to receive application letters from applicants.
“All application letters should be taken to Police Provincial Headquarters,” she said
Mrs Katongo further said applicants are not expected to pay any money for them to submit application letters or secure employment as the whole process is done at no fee.
“We therefore, call upon members of the public to report all those that would be found soliciting for money from applicants on pretext that they would facilitate the securing of employment,” she said.

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Man in Luanshya kills his friend for “proposing love” to his mom, police say

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POLICE in Luanshya have arrested a man for murdering his friend who he suspected of proposing love to his mother.
The deceased and the victim where at a bar drinking when the deceased was later seen suspiciously proposing love to the victims mother.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said this happened on Saturday at Kashikishi tarven around 18:50 hours in Kambilombilo compound in Luanshya.
He identified the deceased as Victor Mutambo 28 of house number KT 626 in Luanshya.
“He suspect picked a stone and hit the victim’s left side of the ribs, repeatedly. He fell down on the ground and became unconscious. Later he was rushed to Mikomfwa Health Clinic where he was pronounced dead,” Mr Chushi said.
He said the body of the deceased i in the Hospital Mortuary at Thompson, awaiting postmortem.

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