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Former Police Deputy commissioner arrested for shoot at a UPND supporter in 2016

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Former Zambia Police Copperbelt province deputy commissioner Bothwell Namuswa has been arrested for allegedly shooting at a United Party for National Development (UPND) supporter in 2016.

In a statement to the media, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said that Mr. Namuswa has been arrested for the offense of Acts Intended to Cause Grievous harm.

Mr Hamoonga said on December 15, 2016, Mr Namuswa allegedly shot at Peter Masani aged 39 of Kanyama Compound who was at the premises for a court hearing.

“Police have arrested Bothwell Namuswa aged 49 a Deputy Commissioner of Police for the Offense of Acts Intended to Cause Grievous Harm Contrary to Section 224 Subsection (a) of CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia.

It is alleged that on 15th December 2016 at the Lusaka High Court the accused did shoot at Peter Masani aged 39 of Kanyama Compound who was at the premises for a court hearing,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said Mr. Namuswa was briefly detained at Woodlands police station and has been released on police bond.

He said the former deputy commissioner will appear in court soon.

Meanwhile, Leader of the opposition Patriots for Economic Progress Sean Tembo has called on the new dawn administration to stop harassing suspects in the fight against corruption.
Mr. Tembo says law enforcement agencies investigating corruption cases must follow the right channel of arresting suspects without infringing on their rights.

He said the manner in which some cases have been handled leaves much to be desired especially that the law prescribes a suspect as innocent until proven guilty by the courts of law.

He has challenged President Hakainde Hichilema to tell law enforcement agencies to be civil and stop destroying people’s properties and making arbitrary arrests


  1. Mulandu doesn’t rot. Serves as a lesson to perpetrators now & in future. You cannot be protected forever. Wheels of justice will finally catch with you.

  2. This government is a joke this officer didn’t shoot any one in his personal capacity it was the same government that gave him the gun to control the mob.
    He committed no crime since he was on duty in uniform and the gun was not his it was for the same government today.

  3. Every one who was brutalised by the corrupt regime of lungu had been asked to make a police complaint if not done so already…………

  4. Merry Christmas to ALL LT Bloggers – PF Supporters, UPND Supporters, Other Parties Supporters & ALL NEUTRAL Supporters) !!! May the New Year bring lots of LOVE and LESS HATE, Full of OBJECTIVE comments on LT and less INSULTS & More time spent on BEING SUCCESSFULl in your private lives and Less WASTED time on LT without meaningful substance.
    In short God Blessings to You All !!.

  5. Mr. Sean Tembo, please follow the rules, and report your grievances to the police. It’s NOT standard to report operational things to the President, The President has made it CLEAR, what his vision and leadership on how the Police should function, so if you suspect or has proof that there is some injustices, please report to the Head Of Police or the Minister and NOT DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT.
    By so doing you are becoming a nuisance, who doesn’t understand the rules and the laws. Gone are the days when we used to see the President attending to operational things that could have been handled by juniors, The president is there to lead from a bigger picture and not based on Sean Tembo rantings.

  6. There are still a lot of other chaps who are still hiding after causing a lot of mayhem in the last lawless regime . Please smoke them out

  7. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    Round them up all those that abused their badge and mandate just to please their political masters, forgetting the people they were meant to serve.
    The article should say cop has been ‘… arrested for shooting an unarmed citizen…’, not ‘…UPND supporter…’.

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