INSPECTOR General of Police Kakoma Kanganja has warned opposition UPND cadres who stormed a registration centre in Chitamba village in Lukashya constituency.
Kanganja said the said cadres destroyed some machinery which were being used during the on -going mobile National Registration card (NRC) exercise and stole equipment, and also beat up officers whom they found at the centre.
“I wish to sound a strong and timely warning to the suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) Cadres who stormed a registration centre in Chitamba village in Lukashya of Northern Province on 13th September, 2020 and destroyed some machinery being used during the on -going mobile National Registration card (NRC) exercise, stealing some equipment as well as beating up officers they found at the centre,” Kanganja said in a statement.
He condemned the action taken by the cadres saying that everyone was aware that the mobile registration exercise is not a hidden process.
The I. G said if there are any suspicions or concerns around the NRC registration procesa, police are open and ready to receive complaints from anyone concerned regarding the exercise.
“In addition, this process has no bearing on the by-elections currently taking place in Lukanshya and Mwansabombwe Constituencies but it is being done in preparation for the 2021 general elections. It is therefore disheartening to note that Political Parties that pledged to maintain peace during and after the by elections are the ones in the forefront perpetuating violence,” said the I. G.
He warned that the police will follow the matter to the latter and will take punitive action against all those found wanting.
A former UTH labtech commits suicide in unclear circumstances.
A FORMER University Teaching Hospital (UTH) laboratory technician has committed suicide in unclear circumstances.
Briden Kakonkanya is believed to have resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.
In a media statement, Police spokespersoon Rae Hamoonga said Mr Kakonkanya’s body was discovered by Lubasi Namangulwa aged 35 of house number 26/16 Ng’ombe compound, a Security officer employed by Pre secure who on his way from work.
He said Mr Namangulwa discovered Mr Kakonkanya’s body hanging lifeless from a tree with a green rope tied around his neck.
Mr Hamoonga said the suicide is suspected to have occurred between Sunday 17th October,2021 at unknown time and Monday 18th October,2021 around 07:00 hours at Munali Secondary School grounds in Lusaka.
He said the scene was visited and officers found Mr Kakonkanya’s body.
He said the deceased is suspected to be aged between 50 and 55.
Mr Hamoonga said no foul play was suspected.
“Upon reaching UTH mortuary, the deceased body was identified as Mr Kakonkanya a former employee of UTH laboratory who worked as a laboratory technician and resided in Kaunda Square stage one of Lusaka.The deceased body was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting post mortem,” he said.
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NAREP president Stephen Nyirenda in property legal battle with wife
NATIONAL Restoration Party (NAREP) president Stephen Nyirenda has sued his wife Lesa Kasoma in the Lusaka High Court for forging his signature and fraudulently adding her name to his property title deed.
In a statement of claim, Nyirenda who is Muvi television proprietor, wants the court to nullify the title deed for his farm in Roma township because his wife allegedly added herself as a joint tenant.
He also wants the court to order cancellation of the certificate of title of Subdivision A of Subdivision No 175 of Farm No 44a situated in Roma, Lusaka issued in his wife’s name as a joint tenant because she forged his signature.
And Nyirenda wants the court to compel the Ministry of Lands to re-issue the certificate of title in his name as it appeared prior to the fraudulent deed of moiety lodged on June 19, 2019 by Lesa.
He is further claiming damages for loss of commercial business opportunity and pecuniary benefit suffered during the joint tenancy and any other reliefs the court might deem fit.
Nyirenda explained that he bought the farm in 1995 and started developing on it in 1996.
He stated that he uses the place for commercial transaction with local banking institutions.
Nyirenda stated that he moved into the premises in 2001 and his wife had beenstaying at the same place.
He stated that he noticed the title deed of the farm was missing and when he asked his wife about it, she never gave
a proper answer but kept on changing on its whereabouts until he threatened to report her to the police.
Nyirenda stated that she surrendered the title deed to him on August 27, 2021 but it looked new and had an additional of his wife’s name.
He stated that Lesa forged his signature, adding that she was in a habit of forging his signature on documents to suit her needs.
Nyirenda stated that he has never executed a deed of moiety with Lesa over the farm and the signature purported to be his appearing on the deed of moiety was forged and fraudulently obtained.