POLICE in Lusaka have arrested Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) chief executive officer Zindaba Soko for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Mr Soko, 38, of Libala house number. 153/45/m was arrested and is jointly charged with Samuel Soko, 30, of flat number 18, Sesheke Road in Emmasdale Township.
Deputy police public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said the duo, whilst acting together on December 13, 2014 at about 17:00 hours allegedly assaulted Mr Petro Phiri of house number 32, Mwembeshi Road, at Care for Business Hospital in Lusaka.
Mr Petro Phiri is an employee of a named funeral Palour.
Both accused persons have since been released on police bond and will appear in court on Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
Meanwhile, police in Lusaka have gunned down John Mulenga, 35, a dangerous criminal of Kuku Township.
Mulenga was intercepted and arrested on his way to stage a robbery at a named filling station around 03:00 hours yesterday. He was found with a bag containing an AK-47 rifle serial number 56-17168154 with two rounds of ammunition.
After being interrogated, Mulenga led the officers to a house where his other colleagues were and upon reaching the house, one of the occupants sensing police presence opened fire at the police officers and an exchange of fire ensued between the police and the criminals.
In the process, Mulenga attempted to escape and was gunned down after refusing to heed to several warning shots.
Mulenga is believed to be behind a spate of robberies, one of which he and his colleague attacked an officer at Ridgeway police post and got away with the firearm which was recovered in yesterday’s shooting.
In a related development, police have recovered a Mercedes Benz car after its occupants were attacked and abducted from a house in Northmead residential area around 02:00 hours and later dumped in Mikango Barracks area.
It is believed that Mulenga and his colleagues were also behind that carjack. The motor vehicle was later found by police in Palabana area after it was abandoned by the criminals when it ran out of fuel as police were pursuing them.
Police have, meanwhile, concluded investigations involving cadres of the Green Party who had questionable national registration cards during the filling of presidential nominations at Supreme Court on Wednesday.
“Our findings are that out of the six apprehended persons, five are the actual owners of the national registration cards. The controversy arose due to the fact that their facial appearances and the photos on their national registration cards had appeared to be different due to the lapse of time from when they acquired them,” Mr Hamoonga said.
It was only Loveness Tembo, 28, of Kanyama Township who was found with her elder sister’s national registration card and has since been charged with impersonation and will appear in court soon.