POLICE in Kitwe have arrested a 77- year-old man for allegedly defiling a nine year old girl after luring her with a K1 coin.
And police in Muchinga police are investigating a report of defilement involving a one year, five months baby reported to have been defiled by unknown person.
The first incident is reported to have occurred on February 02, this year around 19:00 hours in Luangwa Malembeka Township in Kitwe.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo told Mwebantu in a statement that the report was received from a 41-year-old woman who reported that her niece was defiled by an elderly man she identified as Geshom Mulubwa of Luangwa Malembeka township.
Mrs Katongo said it is alleged that on the material day around 19:00hours, the victim in the company of her friend went to visit the suspect popularly known as ‘bashikulu’ at his home and while there the suspect lured the victims for sexual favour in exchange for K1.00 coin each.
“The friend to the victim went to ease herself living the victim in the house with the suspect and it was at that point the victim was defiled from the suspect’s bedroom and was given a K1 coin .The victim did not report to her aunt however the friend of the victim reported to her mother what had happened to her friend and the suspect was apprehended from his home by relatives of the victim and handed him to police,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said a medical report form has been issued to the victim for medical examination while the suspect is in police custody.
And police in Mpika District of Muchinga Province, police are investigating a report of defilement involving a one year, five months baby reported to have been defiled by unknown person.
“This is reported to have occurred on February 02, around 17:00 hours at Chitulika Village in Chief Chikwanda. The report was received from the mother of the victim aged 33 that her baby was defiled by an unknown person and sustained injuries on her private parts,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said the incident happened when the victim’s mother went to take a bath leaving the child with her older sister aged 11.
Mrs Katongo narrated that while the sister was in the house, the child now victim went outside without the knowledge of her sister and when the mother returned and inquired on the whereabouts of the child, she showed ignorance.
She said it was at that point they started looking for her outside and after a while, they saw the baby heading home crying.
Mrs Katongo said when the mother picked the baby, she spotted blood on her private part.
“She rushed her to the clinic where she was advised to report to the police. A medical report form for medical examination was issued,” Mr Katongo said.
She said investigations have been instituted.
Meanwhile, Police in Kitwe are looking for a man identified as Daniel Kanyembo aged 35 in connection with the murder of Collins Mwenda Chama aged 35 of Kafue Park in Kitwe.
She said the body of the deceased person was found with multiple injuries.
“Blocks, a shovel and damaged radio were found besides the body and are suspected to have been used in the act. It is alleged that the suspect who left home at about 06; 00 hours returned home around 21:00 hours in a drunken state and was threatening that he was going to kill someone on that day in presence of his wife Mirriam Chiyesu aged 26,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said Kanyembo later got a hoe from the house and attempted to hit his wife with it but she dodged.
“She then decided to seek refuge at the neighbour’s home and at around 22:30 hours, the wife decided to check on him and she found someone laying on the ground in a pool of blood near her house. Upon checking, she discovered that it was their neighbour Collins Mwenda Chama and was in unconscious state,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said the wife immediately informed the neighbours and by that time the accused had already escaped.
Mrs Katongo said the circumstances under which the victim was murdered has not yet been established.
Police arrest couple over their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background
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.