POLICE in Sichili in Mulobezi constituency have recovered two offensive weapons and apprehended 19 people in connection with the violence that happened in the area on 29th June 2015.
This happened after the UPND cadres mobilised themselves and gave chase to a Toyota Hilux Reg. No. ABF 2741 which they suspected to have been carrying the people who were involved in yesterday’s shooting.
The cadres who were using two vehicles Registration Numbers ALZ 2695 and ALZ 1106 impounded the Toyota Hilux and drove it to their camp where they later extensively damaged it.
Officers who made a follow up on the case found the three vehicles parked at the UPND camp and upon searching, one of the vehicles was found with two brand new machetes.
The 19 include the driver of the vehicle where the machetes were found and the UPND Campaign manager. Investigations into the matter have continued.
Meanwhile, more officers have been sent to the area to beef-up security.
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda said currently the situation is calm and people should
not be afraid of the heavy presence of the officers as they are there to maintain law and order.