Principal Resident Magistrate Lameck Mwale has summoned a police officer from Mongu Central Police Station for allegedly assaulting a male juvenile offender while in the holding cell.
Mr. Mwale has directed that Sgt. Godwin Mutakula be recalled from Sesheke where he is on operation to come and answer to the charges labeled against him.
This was after a juvenile Kalundwana Kalundwana who was appearing in court for mention complained to the Magistrate that he was allegedly assaulted by Sgt Mutakula in December last year.
Kalundwana who is facing one count of defilement told the court that Sgt Mutakula slapped and kicked him for allegedly making noise while in the holding cell.
He confirmed that he was allegedly assaulted by the policer officer after he made noise because he was hungry and needed his relatives to bring him some food.
Kalundwana’s claims were confirmed by another juvenile offender who was present on the material day, prompting Mr. Mwale to summon the officer.
And Mr Mwale has also directed that officers at Mongu Central Police should issue a medical report to Kalundwana to ascertain his alleged assault claims.
He also ordered that the juvenile who complained of a painful neck, be taken to the hospital for medical checkups.
Mr Mwale adjourned the matter to January 22, 2019, for hearing.
And in another case, a 39 year old woman, Carol Chisembele of Kaoma district who allegedly assaulted a man named Mubita Mulekelelwa on November 15, 2018 also appeared for mention before Mr. Mwale.