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.
IG warns criminals harrassing and torturing those perceived to be their political enemies
INSPECTOR general of Police Lemmy Kajoba has warned criminals harrassing and torturing those perceived to be their political enemies.
In a media statement, Mr Kajoba has directed officers around the country to bring to book criminals involved in the heinous crimes.
“Such conduct is evidenced by the reports which we are receiving as Zambia Police as well as videos circulating on social media.
I want to make it sink in the minds of all criminals behind such heinous acts or any other form of criminal activity that I will not allow such kind of lawlessness to happen under my watch. All those that would want to take the path of criminality under the guise of politics or any other motive should know that their time to answer to criminal charges is slowly catching up with them,” he said.
Mr Kajoba said his command will not in any way apply the law selectively but shall ensure that all persons are protected from criminality and that they enjoy their human rights and freedoms as enshrined in the Constitution.
He said police will ensure that law and order is maintained by reaching out to all those whose behaviour will be contrary to the provisions of the law irrespective of their status in society.
“From the disturbing incidences that have happened so far, we followed up the offenders and we have arrested about 10 suspects for various offences who will be appearing in Court and we are still searching for those that have gone into hiding,” Mr Kajoba said.
He also warned offenders who have temporarily managed to elude the long arm of the law is that they should not in any way feel safe where ever they may be hiding because soon they will be fished out and be made to answer for their criminal acts.
The IG further called on members of the public who could have fallen victim of such misconduct to quickly report to the nearest police so that perpetrators are brought to book.
“I therefore, expect police officers to be swift in responding to reports made by members of the public so that we can quickly get rid of criminals tormenting people in communities,” he said.
Police find two missing Lusaka children
POLICE in Lusaka have found the two children of asian origin who were reported to have been abducted on Monday.
And three suspects have been apprehended and are being interrogated for abduction.
Police spokespersoon Esther Katongo said the children were allegedly abducted by a maid.
She said police have further recovered the motor vehicle which was reported stolen.
“The abducted children were found in Lusaka’s Kabanana Compound in a rented house believed to have been occupied on Monday, 13th September, 2021, the day the children were reported missing.
More information will be availed at an appropriate time,” she said.
Woman aged 27 drowns in the Kafue river while posing for a photo
A 27-YEAR-OLD woman has died after plummeting in the Kafue river while posing for a photo.
Martine Misakabu aged 27, a Congolese drowned in the river at around 13:30 hours.
According to police spokesperson Esther Katongo, the victim arrived in the country from the Democratic Republic of Congo in July, 2021 and is reported to have come visiting her brother in law.
She on September 11, this year, the victim in the company of her friend travelled to Kafue District to attend a a traditional marriage ceremony known as Chilanga Mulilo at Kafue boys.
Mr Katongo said after the ceremony, Ms Misakabu together with other seven persons are reported to have gone to Kafue river cliff for an adventure at around 13:00 hours.
She said while there, the victim went to the edge of the river for snap shooting.
“It was at that point that the victim tried to take a selfie and as she was trying to position herself she slipped and fell in the river,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said police in conjunction with fire brigade officers rushed to the scene and retrieved the body
She said the body has been deposited into Kafue General Hospital mortuary.
Mrs Katongo said police have since opened an inquiry into the case.
“Police in Kafue District recorded a report of drowning from Alex Mwansa aged 37 of Munali road in Meanwood near Chamba Valley in Lusaka that his sister In- law identified as Martine Mbwaya Misakabu aged 27, a Congolese national drowned in Kafue river at around 13:30 hours,” she said.