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Officer in Charge summoned over chief’s assault case

Rural News Officer in Charge summoned over chief's assault case

Siavonga Police Station Officer in Charge Bathromieo Mwiinga was on Friday summoned to appear before the Siavonga Magistrate court to explain the continued absence of an arresting officer in the case where chief Simamba is facing one count of assault.

Magistrate Veronica Sikwangala summoned Mwiinga in his capacity as Officer in Charge to explain to the court as to why the arresting officer in the matter has failed to appear before the court on two consecutive occasions.

However, Mwiinga told the court that he had made efforts to contact the arresting officer a Mr. Nondo who is based in Lusaka warning him to appear before it.

The officer in charge said he received a response indicating that Detective Inspector Nondo was on the Copperbelt attending to another court case.

Mr. Mwiinga, 53 further produced messages he sent and received to support his reasons.

It is alleged that Hamaimbo, a business lady was on October 15 last year tied to a tree and whipped on her buttocks at the order of the chief when she went to the chiefdom to buy charcoal.

And magistrate Sikwangala said the court considered and appreciated the efforts made by the officer in charge but noted that the case had taken too long to finish and that she was aware of some people out there who did not want the matter to proceed.

Magistrate Sikwangala charged that she was giving the arresting officer one last chance to appear failure to which the court will have no choice but to summon the Divisional Commanding Officer himself.

“Am giving the arresting officer one last chance to appear failure to which I will have no choice but to summon the Divisional Commanding Officer himself.”she said.

The matter was adjourned to July 30, 2010.

Emmy Moonga (Chief Simamba) of Bagande palace in Siavonga District allegedly committed the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm to Sabeta Hamaimbo contrary to Section 248 of the penal code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that Hamaimbo, a business lady was on October 15 last year tied to a tree and whipped on her buttocks at the order of the chief when she went to the chiefdom to buy charcoal.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Is that the way we spell Bathlomew? katwish twafweni imwe bach zungu-where is your bible-that name is found there. This is not a crime in arab countries again MPs shooting innocent cadres is not a crime in Zambia. How ironic this world has been turned into.

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