POLICE in Lusaka have recieved six reports of cases ranging from thefts,theft from motor vehicle and theft of mobile phones from fans who attended Yo Maps’ performance at Heroes Stadium.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incidents were recorded on Saturday between 20:00 hours to today around 07:00 hours.
He said one victim Mike Mwanza aged 26 of unknown house number in Mtendere reported that his phone Techno 10 C valued at K2,750 and money amounting to K800 was stolen from him by unknown people at Heroes Stadium.
Mr Hamoonga said another complainant, Isaac Mwale aged 25 of house 2869 Matero township reported that his Infinix 11 phone valued at K3000 was stolen from him by unknown persons at Heroes Stadium.
He said a female, Lorand Nakamba aged 33 of house 197A Kasupe area further reported that a company phone Samsung A22 valued at K 4 500 was stolen from her by unknown persons at Heroes Stadium.
“The complainant being Gradson Habenzu aged 28 of house D520 Chazanga Township who reported on 28th May,2023 at 01:45 hours that his iphone 6 S plus valued at K3 200 was stolen from him at Heroes Stadium. One suspect age 21 of unknown house number in John Laing is being held in connection to the theft,” Mr Hamoonga said.
He said another complainant Chisenga Mwinga aged 37 of unknown house number Chilenje Township reported that his motor vehicle was broken into by unknown persons who stole a laptop valued at K20,000 and school documents at Heroes Stadium car park.
Mr Hamoonga further said another female Nancy Mulamata aged 34 of unknown house number Matero East area also had her Samsung phone valued at K 5500 stolen at Heroes Stadium.
“The dockets of cases have been opened and investigations are under way,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Sunday, 28th May, 2023)
Woman allegedly kills husband over affair, police say
Mob burn two suspected cattle rustlers to death
A MOB has burnt to death two people whom they suspected of stealing 10 cattle in Mulimba village of Shibuyunji.
Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the incident happened when villagers spotted a truck loaded with cattle which they suspected to have been stolen, with four suspects on board.
He said immediately the suspected rustlers noticed the group of people they decided to run away from the scene abandoning the vehicle.
Mr Hamoonga said two suspects were caught in the process and burnt to death.
He said two survivors both of Chilanda Village namely Ernest Siziba aged 43, the owner of the Volvo truck registration number CAA 5837 and Isaac Paraza aged 28 a driver for the truck are in police custody.
Mr Hamoonga has however expressed concern about the incident stating that mob justice is not only illegal but also poses serious risks to the safety and well-being of residents
“The Zambia Police Service is deeply concerned about the recent incident of mob justice that has occurred in Mulimba Village of Shibuyunji District where two persons have been burnt to death on allegations of cattle rustling. Brief facts of this matter are that Police received a report of suspected murder in which two people named Remy Mwiinga aged 45 and Benny Ngwiliza aged 29 were murdered by a mob in Mulimba village,” he said.
He said mob justice not only violates the principles of due process but can also lead to innocent people being wrongly accused and harmed.
“We urge residents of Mulimba Village and the general public to refrain from engaging in mob justice and instead report suspected criminal activities to the nearest Police station or other relevant law enforcement agencies,” he said.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 2nd October, 2023)
Fourteen year old boy die at the hands of his stepfather
A FOURTEEN year old boy of Mufulira has died at the hands of his step father who hit him with an axe handle on his head after a misunderstanding.
Owen Mumba died yesterday around 19:00 hours from injuries that were inflicted by his step father Benson Mwansa 43.
The suspect is in police custody following the death of his step-son.
According to the police the two had a sour relationship because Mr Mwansa did not want to stay with his step son.
Copperbelt Province Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba said on the Monday morning Owen’s mother Mirriam Chisenga
went to church leaving the boy under the care of his step father.
Mr Mweemba said while Mirriam was away the two had an altercation leading to Owen’s death.
“Mr Mwansa and Owen’s mother have been married for 13 years . The relationship between Owen and his step father was antagonistic as the stepfather never wanted his step son. Yesterday Owen’s mother went to church and left her son with his step father and another son later there was an altercation between Mr Mwansa and Owen prompting the step father to hit the deceased with an axe handle on the head,” said Mr Mweemba.
He said the Owen was rushed to Ronald Ross Hospital but was referred to Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) where he died around 19:00 hours.
(Mwebantu, Monday, 2nd October, 2023)