POLICE in Mongu have arrested six people among them three females for conducting an unlawful procession.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said the six were arrested after police received information from members of the public that a group of supporters of an independent candidate wearing blackish overalls were seen matching along Mongu – Lusaka road around 10:00 hours yesterday.
She said police inquiries led to the apprehension of the suspects who include Chiyesu Mahongo 33 of Mulambwa area, Nyambe Samani 18 of Ilute area, Lubinda Imwiko 29 of Kanyonyo area.
Others are females who include Anayawa Mbanga 29 of Sido area, Bridget Shatotola aged 41 of Ilute area and Violet Maboni 44 of Mbuywana area.
Mrs Katongo said the six did not notify the police over their procession.
“They are detained in police custody for conduct likely to cause the breach of Peace.We have always advised political parties intending to undertake their political activities to notify the police. Any conduct to the contrary shall not be tolerated by police,” she said.
Police officer among those who died in the chirundu road traffic accident
FIVE people including a police officer identified as sergeant Aaron Daka aged 33 of Chirundu Police Station have died while 14 others sustained serious injuries in a fatal Road Traffic Accident which occurred yesterday.
The accidents happened around 05:30 hours on Chirundu road near Siamikobo Primary School yesterday.
In statement issued, police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale those identified are Bright Banda, Musonda Mulenga, Dalana Robert and Oscar Muziyo.
He said the the accident happened when Kelvin Daka who was driving a Daf truck registration number AJE 2360 from Lusaka to Chirundu improperly overtook another vehicle and in the process collided with a Toyota Hiace mini bus registration number AEB 2691 which was coming from the opposite direction.
“The injured victims are currently receiving treatment at Kafue General Hospital while bodies of the deceased have been deposited at Kafue General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.
Meanwhile, three people sustained burn injuries when the fuel tankers exploded in a garage situated along Mukwa road in Lusaka.
Mr Mwale said the three males who are yet to be identified were rushed to the University Teaching Hospitals where they are receiving treatment.
‘Brief facts of the incident are that around 11:00 hours (yesterday) a tanker registration number DZ74CC GP caught fire when the generator they were using to transfer fuel from one tanker to the other developed a fault and ignited.The other two tankers, bearing registration numbers AOB 3888 and DZ74BT GP which were parked near to each other also caught fire and were badly damaged,” Mr Mwale said.
Police arrest five fake Correctional Services Officers in Kitwe
FIVE people have been arrested in Kitwe for personating as Correctional Services Officers after they attempted to swindle AC Mining Company as part of the fundraising for the Correctional Service.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said putting on Zambia Correctional Service uniforms, the five claimed to have been sent by the command at Kamfinsa Correctional Facility.
He said the suspects were spotted by a Zambia Correctional Service officer.
“On June 1, 2021 around 15:30 hours at AC Mining Company near Jamas Milling in Heavy Industrial area, Kitwe. Stanley Bwembya 31, a Correctional Officer at Kamfinsa Correctional facility, Kitwe reported having brought in five male persons who were found putting on Zambia Correctional Services Uniform and were impersonating a Correctional officer at AC Mining Company.
The suspects went to ask for money from AC Mining Company purporting that they were sent by Kamfinsa Correctional Facility Command to fundraise transport funds for released prisoners when in fact not,” Mr Chushi said.
Mr Chushi identified the suspects are Connelious Mutale 32, of House number 2 Bupe teachers compound Kitwe, Boniface Mwape 56, of House number 5640, Mulenga overspill Kitwe, John Musonda 40, of House number 22 CBU Teachers Compound Kitwe, Haggai Matanda 30 of unmarked House in Chamboli Kitwe, and Misheck Bwalya 28 of house PP 50 Wuskile Township Kitwe.
“They were driving a motor vehicle Toyota corolla registration ADC 3850 silver in colour. Upon interviewing the same group, they are claiming to be from the Correction Services Fellowship of Zambia. However, investigations into the matter have continued and the police want to establish how many companies and individuals have fallen victims at the hand of these criminals,” he said