INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja says the police service is investigating the unruly behaviours that were recorded in some parts of Chilanga during the just ended parliamentary by-elections.
And Kanganja has commended all political players and the police for making sure that a peaceful election was accomplished.
He noted that there were high levels of compliance to the provisions of the Electoral Code of Conduct, the Electoral Process Act, the Public Order Act and other pieces of legislation by all the key stakeholders.
The I.G further thanked his officers who were deployed in Chilanga for portraying high levels of discipline adding that no report of complaint against the officers was from members of the public in general and political players in particular.
But Kanganja expressed disappointment that despite the achievement of a peaceful election, there was unruly behaviour recorded in some areas and police are investigating.
He however appealed to all political leaders and supporters to fully commit themselves to peaceful elections by completely avoiding promoting and engaging themselves in acts of violence.
Police confirm arresting PF aspiring candidate in Petauke, Patrick Banda
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) aspiring candidate for Lusangazi Council By-Election in Petauke, Patrick Banda has been arrested and charged for allegedly using a grade 12 Certificate which did not belong to him during nominations.
Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Banda aged 35 of Show grounds Compound in Petauke has been charged with the offence of Personation of a person named in Certificate Contrary to Section 380 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia.
In a media statement, Mr Hamoonga said the suspect has since been remanded in police custody and will appear in court soon.
“On September 30, 2021 the Electoral Commission of Zambia received nominations for Council Chairperson for the by- Election to be held in Lusangazi District of Eastern Province of the Republic of Zambia.
It was during this exercise that Mr Banda submitted a grade 12 Certificate certified by the Examination Council of Zambia, purporting the same to be his when in fact not,” he said
Three people die in a road traffic accident in Solwezi, police say
THREE people have died in accident which happened on the Solwezi Chingola yesterday.
The accident happened when Mubiana Mutumba 46 an engineer at Konkola Copper Mine was Chingola driving a Toyota Corolla registration number AGB 635 at high speed and overtook another unknown motor vehicle and lost control.
In a media statement Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said the vehicle went to the opposite lane and collided head on with an oncoming vehicle a Volvo truck registration number ACP 3705 which was being driven by Chrispin Mwadibamba aged 30 of ndola Chinese complex.
“Brief facts are that the accident happened when the said driver of a Toyota Corolla was driving at an excessive speed lost control of his vehicle collided head on with an oncoming vehicle,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said due to the impact of the accident, Mr Mutumba, the driver of a Toyota Corolla died on the spot together with two passengers Chikalaba Amos 36 of Mufulira,Titus Malaya aged 31 of unknown abode while another passenger Lubanza Dickson 41 of Kalilele sustained a deep cut on the forehead, suspected fractured left leg and general body pains.
He said the driver of the Volvo truck escaped unhurt.
Mr Hamoonga said the casualty is admitted to Solwezi General Hospital.
“The Toyota Corolla was extensively damaged while the Volvo truck had the following damages, deformed front part of the motor vehicle.The bodies of the deceased have since been deposited in Solwezi general hospital mortuary waiting postmortem,” Mr Hamoonga said.
DEC arrests five people for money laundering activities involving over K 5.5 million
THE DRUG Enforcement Commission through its Anti-Money Laundering Investigations Unit has arrested 5 people for money laundering activities involving over K 5,500,000 in North-western Province.
In a statement, DEC Public Relations Officer, Mathias Kamanga has identified three of the arrested people as Thomas Kabeta, male aged 37, a Businessman, Derrick Mutti Wakungoli, male aged 37, a businessman and Catherine Chilekwa, female aged 57 years, a business woman all from Solwezi District.
Mr Kamanga said particulars of the offence are that the trio as partners in KMC Minerals Technologies on dates unknown but between 1st January 2021 and 4th October 2021 jointly and whilst acting together with other persons unknown, did steal Mixed Mineral Ore weighing 13 kilograms from Kansanshi Mines which the trio later hid at a plot situated in Weigh Bridge area in Solwezi District.
He added that the trio further traded in minerals without a permit from the Ministry of Mines and received various payments amounting to over K2,500,000 through Thomas Kabeta’s bank account held at a named bank.
“The three suspects were further found in possession of properties which are reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime namely Toyota Hilux, Toyota Prado, Toyota corolla, a plot, 2 by 3 bedroomed semidetached flats, 3 by 3 bedroomed houses, a farm containing 16 fish ponds, 5 by 2 roomed care taker houses and a guard house in Solwezi District which have since been seized by the Commission,” he said.
He said the trio have since been charged for Theft contrary to section 272 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, Trading in Minerals without a permit/licence contrary to section 44(1) as read with Section 112 (a) of the Mines and Minerals Development Act No. 11 of 2015 of the Laws of Zambia and Possession of property reasonably suspected of being proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia.
He said in Lusaka Province, the Commission has charged and jointly arrested Lawrence Zyambo, a male aged 41 of Olympia in Lusaka, and Evelyn Supaile, a female aged 37 of the same address in Lusaka.
“It is alleged that Lawrence Zyambo an ICT Manager at a named Non-Governmental Organization, jointly and whilst acting together with Evelyn Supaile a housewife and business lady, and other persons unknown, on dates unknown but between 1st January 2020 and 30th September 2021 did steal K2,857,709.00, property of the named NGO. It is further alleged that the duo engaged in money laundering by acquiring 02 Mercedes Benz motor vehicles, 1 Toyota Vitz, 1 Audi, 01 Nissan Terran, 1 unfinished house in Mutumbi Area, 1 plot in a serviced area and 02 houses in Olympia, all of which have been seized by the Commission,” Mr Kamanga said.
He noted that the duo have been arrested for Theft by servant contrary to section 272 and section 278 of the Penal Code Act, Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia, possession of property reasonably suspected to be proceeds of crime contrary to section 71 of the Forfeiture of Proceeds of Crime Act No. 19 of 2010 of the Laws of Zambia, and money laundering contrary to section 7 of the Prohibition and Prevention of Money Laundering Act No. 14 of 2001 as read with the Amendment Act No. 44 of 2010.
He stated that the suspects have since been released on Police Bond and will appear in court soon.