SOME residents of Lusaka have complained about severe brutality by the recently dispatched police recruits.
The residents said the recruits had even gone as far as getting money and other valuables from people who are found walking as early as 20:00 hours.
“We have no peace now since these Kamfinsa guys were brought here, some of us work on night shifts and knock off around 04:00 hours in the morning and we usually bump into them,” a source said.
Another source who was walking home after parking his car at a garage was forced to jump into the premises of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses to avoid being beaten by the officers.
But police spokesperson, Charity Chanda said the officers were only instructed to apprehend suspects and urged residents that any form of brutality should be reported at any police station.
“As far as we are concerned, no one has complained of being beaten by the police and there is no curfew in Zambia. What we want is law and order to prevail,” she said.
The residents of Lusaka have since appealed to Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja to instruct the officers to escort those found moving at night to their homes.