Esther Katongo
Esther Katongo

Police in Lusaka have apprehended one criminal and are still looking for three others for robbing a Rwandese national of K4,000.00 at gunpoint at his shop in Lusaka ‘s Ngombe Compound .

Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo said in a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka that the quartet staged an Aggravated Robbery on 29th December, 2017 at about 20 00 hours at a shop located on Zambezi road belonging to the Rwandese national.

Ms Katongo said the criminals who were armed with a pistol and driving a motor vehicle Toyota Corrolla white in colour attacked the Rwandese national while in his shop and stole money amounting to K4000.

The Police Spokesperson identified the apprehended suspect as Martin Simutowe of Chamba valley who was armed with a pistol while the other three criminals sped away to unknown destination.

Meanwhile, Ms Katongo has disclosed that a Rwandese national aged 29 years who was attacked by criminals armed with machetes and knives on 26th December, 2017 whilst at his shop in Kanyama Compound died yesterday, 29th December, 2017 at about 01 00 hours.

She said the victim identified as Jean Boston Bahati was admitted to UTH after sustaining deep cuts in the head.

Ms Katongo said the body is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmoterm and that investigations in the matter have continued.

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  1. When are you going to arrest the real criminals not someone who steaks k4000.

    The real criminals are Permanent Secretaries and Controlling Officers mentioned in the Auditor General report.

    Tukombe from High Education is the number one thief among all PSs and he still has a job. Real criminals are still employed by Government.


    • Ba lombe. A guy with a gun called petty? Anyway the challenge is people know that most Rwandese are illegal immigrants and as such can’t open bank accounts. This forces them to have huge stacks of money making them vulnerable to such attacks. Such barbaric attacks should not be called petty but condemned by everyone. Life has been lost.


  2. A crime is crime no matter the magnitude especially if there’s enough evidence. Accusations without proof can not stand in a court of law.


  3. Ba LT get an education. It really matters in your profession. When a person robs another with a weapon that is called Armed robbery not aggravated robbery. Aggravated robbery is stealing using the threat of force



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