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Woman allegedly held captive by unknown criminals demanding for a rasom

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A TWENTY-TWO year old woman of Lusaka has allegedly been abducted and held captive by unknown criminals.

This follows a video which has gone viral on various social media platforms depicting a young  woman who is said to be 22 as having been abducted by unknown criminals.

The woman, identified  as Pamela can be seen and heard begging her family to release money to her abductors.

She also said her life is in danger and that if her family  members do not release the amount of money they want, she will be killed.

The alleged abductors whose faces are not shown in the video can be seen beating the victim with a metal bar while she screams for help.

“They will kill me, please  dont delay sending money, if you are seeing this now, please send the money they will me,” a distraught Pamela tells her family through a video recording.

It is alleged  that the criminals kidnapped the victim and stole unknown amounts of money.

And police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police is investigating the matter.

“We are investigating the matter.”, he said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 19th April, 2022)

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Zambian Businessman based in South Africa stabbed to death by unknown people

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A 34-year-old Zambian Businessman based in South Africa has been stabbed to death in unexplained circumstances in Pretoria.

Goodson Chomba was a businessman who owned, among other businesses, a driving school in South Africa.

Zambia High Commission First Secretary press based in Pretoria Tamara Nyirenda said Mr Chomba, the now deceased is said to have been stabbed several times by unknown people.

She said he was later rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Mother to the deceased, Anna Chama, confirmed the matter to the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria and investigations have since been instituted after the matter was reported to Police in Port Elizabeth,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 4th October, 2022)

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Abducted mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa rescued with 12 other victims

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AFTER almost six months of her being abducted,a mobile money booth operator Pamela Chisumpa has been found by police in Lusaka’s Chalala area.

The victim was found with 12 other victims who were also kept captive in what seemed to be a partially finished house in Chalala area.

The house which the girls had been kept captive seemed to have a shine like structure and also in the same house was a coffin in unexplainable circumstances.

However, Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba who along with Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga and a team of police officers both in uniform and in plain clothes in a rescue operation earlier today said that after a long protracted investigation, the girls have been rescued .

“With a sense of relief I would like to inform the nation through you the press that today the October 3rd, 2022 we have managed to safely rescue Pamela Chisumpa together with twelve other ladies that were held captive in a house in Chalala area of Lusaka,” he said.

Mr Kajoba said those rescued are a female Juvenile aged 17, Grace Siabeula aged 22, Felistus Hachintu aged 18 ,Ruth Banda aged 21, Nalukui Macwani aged 21 ,Agness Kapwaya aged 21 ,Docus Chungwe aged 24, Priscila Mapulanga aged 23 ,Honester Lungu aged 25, Rosemary Chibwe 25 ,Faith Muluti aged 28 and Paxina Chanda aged 22.

“This was after a long protracted investigation that we have continuously pursued since April this year when she was abducted along Cairo road in Lusaka. All the victims have been taken to a medical facility for quick Medical attention. We have apprehended one suspect who is in our custody to help us with Investigations,” he said.

He has further called for calm amongst the general public as we wait for the victims to recuperate and further investigations.

“A comprehensive statement will be issued in due course,” he said.

(Mwebantu, Monday, 3rd October, 2022)

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Biker boys allegedly beat to death and disfigure suspected biker thief in Nakonde

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POLICE are making efforts to arrest ‘biker boys’ in Nakonde after they allegedly beat to death and disfigured another man suspected of having stolen one of their motor bikes.

Muchinga Province Deputy Commanding officer Lucky Buumba said the incident occurred on Thursday, 29th September, 2022 at around 16:00 hours near Mwanga Primary school west of Nakonde.

She said that the incident was reported by a teacher at Mwanga Primary school who told police that a group of people who were on motor bikes had beaten an unknown person to death using sticks, iron bars and stones.

“Brief facts of the matter are that, Thursday, 29th September, 2022 at around 16:00 hours, a group of motorcycle riders believed to be from Nakonde town pounced on an undentified male person whom they suspected to have stolen a motorcycle from Nakonde town.The now unknown deceased was said to have sought refuge within Mwanga village after coming from town with a stolen motorcycle not knowing that he was being trailed. After catching him, the mob took the now deceased away and along the road leading to Mwanga Primary School and they started beating him with sticks, iron bars and stones until he died,” she said.

She said thereafter, they jumped onto their motorcycles and rode away.

“The matter was later reported to Nakonde Police Station. Acting on this report, officers visited the scene and the findings were as follows; the body of the deceased was found lying down facing down wards in the the middle of the road in pool of blood, his hands were tied with rubber and multiple deep cuts on the head. His face was disfigured and also had bruises on the chest, on legs and another cut on left ear,” she said.

Ms Buumba said furthermore, officers observed sticks and stones that were used and left at the scene.

The body of the deceased was later collected and deposited in Nakonde District Hospital Mortuary awaiting for identification and Post-mortem examination. Docket opened. No arrest made yet and efforts are being made to bring the culprits to book,” she said.

(Mwebantu, Saturday, 1st October, 2022)

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04 Oct 2022, 8:06 AM (GMT)

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