POLICE in Mansa have arrested and jointly charged three people for allegedly stealing 1,500 National Registration Cards (NRCs) valued at K3, 840.
In a statement issued, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Dorothy Mukutusha, former Luapula Provincial registrar, Edger Maluba, stores officer and Graham Halumamba accountant have been arrested on one count of theft by public servant in which they allegedly stole the NRCs.
She said the offence is alleged to have occurred between January 10, and May 7 in 2019 between Lusaka and Mansa,
Meanwhile, police have further charged United Party for National Development members, Mubita Nawa, a motivation speaker and Anthony Bwalya, a business man for Forgery, Uttering a false document and being found in possession of property believed to have been stolen or feloniously obtained.
“This is suspected to have
occurred between January 10, 2019 and October 18 last year. All the accused persons have been granted police bond and are scheduled to appear before court on February 15, this year in Mansa where they have been charged from,” Mrs Katongo said.
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.