A Zambia Police Inspector has been admitted in Choma General
Hospital after being severely beaten by some police recruits.
Speaking from his hospital bed Inspector Motive Maliba said he was
beaten by police recruits who found him near Maamba Station in Choma
as he was cycling from Batoka on Independence Day.
Mr Maliba, who was still in pain, narrated the whole incident from the
hospital bed that as he was cycling another cyclist came to his lane
which was narrow and his bicycle fail near the drainage.
He said that as he was explaining to the other cyclist for causing an
accident, the recruits arrived at the scene and bundled him in the
vehicle without hearing from both parties and started beating him with
their fists, and also hit him with their boots.
Mr Maliba said despite identifying himself to the recruits, they
continued beating him and he was only rescued by members of the public
who wondered why they were beating a police officer like that.
Mr Maliba said that he has suffered a lot and was in pain for no reason.
“I have no reservations I have really suffered a lot, my whole body is
swollen, if it were not for the members of the public I could have
died,” he said.
When contacted for a comment Southern Province Police Commissioner
Godwin Phiri declined to comment and wondered why the officer alerted
“So you may direct your queries to the officer. This is the matter
the officer has taken to the media and as such my hands are tied
because his motive is unclear,” he said.