POLICE in Chongwe have arrested a 23 year old woman of Saili village after it was reported that she tied and dumped her three year old child in the bush.
It is alleged that Mary Mapulanga had a dispute with her mother and wanted to scare her by dumping the baby.
In a statement, Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the baby who was found with no injuries was rescued by members of the community.
Meanwhile five people sustained slight injuries when a Lusaka bound Zambia-Malawi bus with 50 people on board careered off the road between Rufunsa and Chinyunyu area.
“The accident occurred yesterday around 12 hours at Kaputi area about 40 kilometers from Chongwe town when the driver of the bus registration number BAH 115 identified as Roan Njovu aged 40 of Chalala area in Lusaka avoided a head-on collision with the truck which was overtaking improperly,” Mr Mwale said.
He said the five injured passengers were rushed to Chongwe District Hospital where they received treatment and later discharged.
Mr Mwale said the truck driver who is alleged to be on the wrong drove away soon after the incident.
He said Police have since instituted investigations into the matter.
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Police arrest Correctional officer of Mansa for attempted murder
A 31-YEAR-OLD Correctional officer of Mansa has been arrested for attempted murder.
On April 9, 2021 at 19:30 hours, Frederick Chishimba shot at Pathias Bwale aged 19 whom he suspected of being a thief.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the incident in a statement issued yesterday.
He said the incident occurred at Regional Correctional offices in Mansa, Luapula Province.
Mr Mwale said the victim sustained a bullet wound on his left foot.
“The suspect is in police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mr Mwale said.
Police charge and arrest Malambo, Sejani, Simooloka and Lilanda with the offence of abduction
POLICE in Lusaka have formally charged and arrested Fines Malambo, Ackson Sejani, Javern Simooloka and Vincent Lilanda with the offence of Abduction.
Police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said the four are still detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.
Last week, police disclosed that they were investigating and looking for Pheluna Hatembo and Milton Hatembo who are alleged to have been abducted.
The two are witnesses in the case United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema is alleged to have fraudulently acquired farm number 1924 in Kalomo.
Mr Mwale further said claims in some sections of the media that the two are being held for their own safety are not true as police is keenly following leads which will assist in the arrest of the duo.
“The assertion that Police knows the whereabouts of Pheluna and Milton Hatembo is not true and should be treated with utmost disregard,” Mr Mwale said.