POLICE in Lusaka has apprehended and detained former Defence Minister in the Patriotic Front government Davies Chama aged 57 of New Kasama and Brian Dumisani Nyoni aged 47 of Matero Compound Lusaka a former Diplomatic Staff at the Zambian Embassy in Ethiopia for an alleged offence of Attempted Murder Contrary to Section 215 Subsection(a) of CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia.
Zambia police Spokesperson Rea Hamoonga has told #Mwebantu in a statement, that it is alleged that the two persons on the 6th June ,2015 in Sichili of Mulobezi District of Republic of Zambia jointly and whilst acting together with others unknown did attempt to unlawfully cause the death of Mushaukwa Mushaukwa aged 47 of Shesheke.
He said the two are currently in police custody.
Police mistakenly shot and wounded Lusaka pharmacist
POLICE in Lusaka are investigating a case in which criminals attacked and robbed a marketing manager at Crown Miller K1 million.
This follows reports that a pharmacist was allegedly shot by police in a case of mistaken identity.
However police have clarified that they recorded a report of aggravated robbbery which occured yesterday around 14:30 hours along Mopani Road in Kamwala Madras area.
Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Masood Mussa aged 37, a marketing manager at Crown Miller, reported that he was attacked and robbed of cash money amounting to one million kwacha by unknown criminals.
Mr Hamoonga said while using his motor vehicle a Toyota Rav 4 Registration number BAJ 9911 went to collect K1 million a property of Crown Miller from Hussein Wholesalers in Chaisa compound and proceeded to madras.
He said before Mr Mussa reached home, he was blocked by three armed criminals who were using a silver Toyota Mark X who commanded the complainant to open the boot of the motor vehicle where he had put the money in a plastic bag.
“When the victim tried to resist, the criminals fired a shot on the ground before they subsequently got the money and sped off.
Fortunately, one of the onlookers managed to capture the number plate of the said vehicle as BAT 9578,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said after the report was made, police quickly dispatched a patrol team to look out for the same vehicle which was last seen heading to Kamwala south.
“Whilst in Kamwala area about 16:00 hours the officers came across the said motor vehicle bearing Registration BAT 9578 silver in colour and the driver was challenged by officers. Unexpectedly, the driver sped off and despite several warning shots he didn’t hid to the warnings. In the process, one stray bullet that was aimed at the tyre hit the driver on the lower back and consequently hit into the wall fence as he failed to negotiate at a curve,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the suspect , Victor Chirwa Mulenga aged 27 of unknown house in Libala South and was with Peggy Chirwa aged 27 years of the same address.
He said he suspect was rushed to UTH where he is currently being treated for a gunshot wound and police are guarding him.
Mr Hamoonga said police are investigating the matter.
Eight people die in road traffic accident in Kapiri Mposhi
EIGHT people have died in a fatal road traffic accident that happened in Kapiri Mposhi today.
Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said a statement to #Mwebantu, that the accident happened at 07:00 hours at Greenleaf area along Great North Road.
He said involved was unknown driver of unknown age who was driving a Hino Ranger registration number ABZ 1598 with Twelve passengers on board ,two Cattle, household goods, 20 Chickens, four Goats and15 bags of maize.
“Silas Ng’andu 63 of Lusaka John leigh who was driving a Freightliner registration number ABK 7843 /AAG 5236T from North to south with two passengers on board. The accident happened as the first driver was improperly overtaking in the process went and collided head on with an on coming Freightliner, Six passengers: Two male Juveniles, Two male adults and two fwmale adults from the Hino Ranger died on the spot while two other passengers one female and one male died at the Hospital.
Their bodies have deposited in Kapiri Mposhi District hospital Mortuary.The other Nine unidentified casualties are unconscious and admitted in Kapiri Mposhi District hospital from the nine: Three are female juveniles, three females and three males.This number includes the driver and two passengers from the Freightliner. Both Vehicles are extensively damaged,” Mr Hamoonga said.
Police arrests three suspected UPND cadres for defacing the Nathan Chanda police post
POLICE on the Copperbelt province have detained three suspects in connection with discreditable conduct.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Eugene Hachobe 33 of house number 539/9,M , Elias Chisala 53 of house number 212/9 and Moses Chibanga 41 of house 423/9 all of Roan Township Luanshya were arrested yesterday after police investigations.
“This was after a group of people clad in UPND regalia went to Nathan Chanda police post and rubbed off the name ‘Nathan Chanda’ on the wall of the post.This occurred on October 22, this year at 15:00 hours,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said a docket of discreditable conduct at a police station has been opened.