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Police confirm arresting PF aspiring candidate in Petauke, Patrick Banda

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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

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Police arrest a 57 year old husband of Kitwe for allegedly beating his wife aged 40 to death

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A 40-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe’s Mulenga Township has allegedly been murdered by her husband in cold blood.

Helen Mwape, a house wife was on Sunday allegedly murdered by her husband using a pick handle.

Copperbelt province acting Copperbelt Division Commanding Officer, Tresphord Kasale has told Mwebantu in a statement that the incident happened after the couple differed.

Mr Kasale said Ms Mwape and her husband,  Chartson Ngosa 57 got married 2005 and their marriage was characterised by a series of physical violence, were the suspect threatened his wife with death, leading to a separation in November, 2021.

He said when the wife moved out and started renting a house within Mulenga Township, on unknown date in December last year,  Mr Ngosa managed to locate the wife’s rented house and forced himself to stay with the her, vowing that she could not separate from him.

Mr Kasale said on Saturday last week,  Mr Ngosa forced his wife to move back into their matrimonial house and on Sunday around 21:00 hrs, the couple differed.

He said Mr Ngosa was seen hitting his wife with a pick handle on the ribs, causing her to run away.

My Kasale said Mr Ngosa followed his wife, and continued assaulting her until she lost consciousness.

He said Ms Mwape bled from the ears and was rushed to the Kitwe Teaching Hospital by her son, Patrick Changwe, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

“On unknown date in December, 2021, the suspect managed to locate the wife’s rented house and forced himself to stay with the her, vowing that she could not separate from him. On 08.01.22, the suspect forced his wife to move back into their matrimonial house and on 09.01.22, around 2100 hrs, the couple differed and the suspect was seen hitting his wife with a pick handle on the ribs, causing her to run away and he followed her, and continued assaulting her until she lost consciousness,” he said.

He said  the body is in the Kitwe Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while Mr Ngosa has been made.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, January 11th, 2022)

 

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DEC to prosecute Ono Saving and Comsave Credit Union directors for offences for which they were initially charged and arrested for

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THE DRUG Enforcement Commission (DEC) has decided to prosecute the Directors from Ono Savings and Credit Association and Comsave Credit Union for offences for which they were initially charged and arrested for.

In a statement, DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga, explained that this follows successful investigations into the operations of Ono Savings and Credit Association and Comsave Credit Union, and the subsequent arrest of the Directors of the two organizations.

Mr Kamanga said the State entered into an ex-curia agreement with the Directors, in which it was agreed that they would refund the investors.

He noted that the refunds were to be made by 30th September 2021 for Ono and 31st December 2021 for Comsave and at a lower rate than they had initially promised the investors.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to be patient and allow the legal process to complete and the State will issue an update once the case has been disposed-off in the court of law,” he said.

In 2020, it was revealed that the two institutions were collecting and lending money from members of the public, as independent administrators under the disguise of Village banking.

However the two organisations have regrettably failed to refund the investors as agreed.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, January 8th, 2022)

 

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A clinical officer drowns in Lake Kariba after the canoe he was in while fishing capsized, police say

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A CLINICAL officer has drowned on Lake Kariba after a canoe capsized due to water waves.

This incident comes barely a week after six Seventh Day Advertist youths drowned on the same lake.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga has told Mwebantu in a statement that Boniface Mwansa 28  is alleged to have drowned and feared dead after a canoe capsized near Jeremiah island on Lake Kariba.

“Police today at 08:45 hours received a report of drowning from Dr. Adjija Sumbwe, the  District Medical Officer of Siavonga District Hospital who reported  that a clinical officer at Nabutezi clinic, Siavonga District M/ Boniface Mwansa aged 28  is alleged to have drowned and feared dead .

This occurred today 5th January,2022 at around 06:00 near Jeremiah island in lake Kariba,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said the clinical officer was also involved in a fish business and today he was on a dug out canoe from Gwena the main land to Jeremiah island few metres away from the main land.

He said the paddler of the canoe managed to swim to the shore while Mr Mwansa failed to make it and drowned.

Mr Hamoonga said the body is still missing and  police marines are on the waters searching for it.

(Mwebantu, Wednesday, January, 5th,2022)

 

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