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3-month-old baby dies in road traffic accident in Senanga, police say

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AN infant aged three months, two weeks has died while its mother has survived with multiple injuries in an accident which occurred in Senanga yesterday.

The accident happened around 09:00 hours opposite Debs office along Senanga Mongu road.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement that involved was a motor vehicle Toyota Prado registration number ALM 9966 driven by Mandiliya Chimbinde aged 30 of Mulamba Compound, Mongu who was driving from north to the Southern direction.

Mrs Katongo said the accident happened when the driver failed to negotiate a curve due to excessive speed hence went off the road and hit the pedestrian identified as Mary Chisengo 24 of Mungule plots of Senanga who was walking off the road whilst carrying a baby on her back.

She said the infant identified as Emeldah Munyumbwe died on the spot while its mother sustained multiple injuries and is admitted to Senanga General Hospital.

“The body of the deceased infant has been deposited in Senanga General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem. The driver is in police custody charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving,” Mrs Katongo 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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