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Kajoma warns people planning to meet at Drug Enforcement Commission in Support of Former First Lady

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Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has warned people planning to meet at Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to offer solidarity to former first lady Esther Lungu who has been summoned to appear before the commission.

Mrs. Lungu is being investigated by DEC over 15 housing flats which were seized by the commission recently over allegations of being proceeds of crime.

In a media statement, Mr. Kajoba said Police are aware of a plan by some members of the public calling for the unlawful assembly at the Drug Enforcement Commission following the Summoning of Mrs. Lungu to appear at DEC on Tuesday’s 26th July, 2022.

He alleged that some well known people are challenging, wanting to beat the police and planning to cause mayhem by bringing students from the Copperbelt.

Mr. Kajoba people seeking to escort Mrs Lungu to DEC officers are doing a disservice to her as they will be committing an offence of unlawful assembly.

He said the summoning of suspects to DEC is not a unique matter.

“The Zambia Police Service would like to sternly warn members of the public that are calling for the unlawful assembly at the Drug Enforcement Commission following the Summoning of the Former First Lady Madam Esther Lungu tomorrow 26th July; 2022.It is a normal practice for Law Enforcement Agencies when making an inquiry to call someone for an interview. We are further warning people planning to escort her that they are doing a disservice to her as they will be committing an offence of unlawful assembly,” Mr. Kajoba said.

“We are aware of the recordings where well known people are challenging, wanting to beat the police and planning to cause mayhem by bringing students from the Copperbelt. Youths are therefore advised not to be used as tools to disrupt peace,” he said.

Mr. Kajoba said Police have deployed sufficient officers on the route from Copperbelt to Lusaka to ensure that no bus or vehicle carrying suspected protesters goes to the capital city.

“As Zambia Police Service, we shall not allow any person to break the law with impunity; instead we shall deal with the perpetrators individually. We have mobilised enough manpower to deal with those wanting to break the law with impunity. Furthermore, we have deployed enough officers on the route from Copperbelt to Lusaka or any other to ensure that no bus or vehicle carrying suspected protesters will be allowed to come to Lusaka and cause mayhem instead these said vehicles will be impounded and the occupants detained,” said the Inspector General of Police.

DEC has announced that it had taken possession of 15 flats in Lusaka’s State Lodge area belonging to a person by the name of Esther Nyawa Tembo, suspected to be proceeds of crime.

DEC Public Relations Officer Mathias Kamanga has disclosed that the flats had not been occupied for a long time and were built on a property which had no proper registration.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Kanganja, Kajoba don’t just rhyme but they act the same. Let people express themselves. Isn’t this what this government promised?

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  2. Police suck up to executive will never stop unless the police IG is not appointed by the president.
    Surely, what’s wrong with letting the PF gather and yell our whatever in peace?
    Just let them have their protest. The upnd will be painting themselves read over this action.

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  3. Those who suport thieves ar also thieves. Hw can someone abandon flats which they built with their r hard earned money. Madam lungu is plainly a thief……

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    • Awe kwena ba Suwilanji I’ve tried hard to see things from her side but can only come up with corruption as the answer

  4. It is all in the hands of former Presdient Edgar Chagwa Lungu. He heard it with his own ears that his MPs are willing to die for him. He can stop un-necessary bloodshed at any time, but his character has always been bloodthirsty as demonstarted by the way he caused so many people to die under his watch. The PF is a blood sacrificing party and they will stop at nothing to achieve that end of sacrificing people to their devils. IG Lemmy Kajoba, DO NOT ARM the police with live ammunition. Use non-lethal riot control methods.

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  5. So, ECL was a democrat after all. Was UPND Kangombe not escorted all the way to Chinsali by UPND cadres when he was summoned by police and had to appear in court? It looks like we have a dictator in the making in HH.

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  6. All other presidents , except those who died in office , were summoned for investigations………..

    Including the great KK………….

    Who is lungu to feel singled out ?????

    Investigations will set you free…

    What ate you afraid of ????

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  7. It is called freedom of movement. You cannot stop us. Try and stop us if you want a war. Why are you so scared of pf. You know that we are still a force to reckon with. Wait for 2026 I will personally remove you from that office. Fuseke

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    • It is called freedom of movement. You cannot stop us. Try and stop us if you want a war. Why are you so scared of pf. You know that we are still a force to reckon with. Wait for 2026 I will personally remove you from that office. Fuseke

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  8. These Govts are just the same. So far between PF and UPND. PF was more democratic than UPND. UPND did worse things when in opposition and went scort free. In this Govt people are arrested and jailed by just saying that this and that is not a Christian. Yet ECL was called every name one can think off.
    Now having a solidarity match is a case. I feel the IGs, they need to please the boss who appointed them. They seem to over do it

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  9. Madam Ester Lungu, have you heared from Grace Gucci Mugabe your “mentor” of late? Her PhD degree is being challenged, are you next?
    The trial of former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is accused of single-handedly issuing former first lady with a PhD degree, is expected to restart on September 30, 2022.
    The State alleges that sometime in 2011, Nyagura undermined the authority of the UZ department board and the faculty higher degrees committee and personally accepted and approved Grace Mugabe’s application to study for a PhD in Sociology, which was against academic guidelines and values of the university.
    Nyagura allegedly abused his position since Grace did not meet the minimum requirements to study for the degree.

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    • At high class universities students don’t submit with their names but with student numbers. No lecturer will fail the president’s wife unless he doesn’t want his job. So the university should have a policy on such things

  10. Arrest Lungu and his criminal wife. Please, arrest other problematic PF members. Throw all of them into correctional centers around Zambia. Do not be scared of them because they are spent cartilages. PF members are abusing their freedoms, hence, they must be arrested for previous crimes and abusing the current government. Please, sir, show all arrogant PF members that you are here to restore law and order. This should be done by arresting PF members and Lungu for outstanding offences and for showing contempt of the current government. Thank you and viva UPND, viva HH and viva all Zambians except Lungu and his disciples.

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  11. It’s a country full of Sh*t!!! How in the world does Zambia qualify to be a country can’t we be a province of some country please! Is this the best we can produce in leadership? This is just so poor and backward leadership. Proper comboni way. How do such people even get to the top. Trust me these are farm and Jungle leaders! Zambia will just end up looking like a farm in Namwala full of cows! U can’t have a country with such kind of leaders. It’s a horse park!

  12. The flats were not abandoned ; did you expect her to walk around with them on her back ? You now have thieves in expensive suits clowning as government.

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  13. I’m a simple miner and I own two blocks of flats and two stand alone houses (I live in one). I still don’t know how did it. Maybe the UpnDec can help me explain how I managed to own this property. I just hope Mama Esther has an answer

  14. This is the problem of bringing old policemen from the archive as DGs. This DG has old ways of policing. There are vibrant young men who can do a better job than this proconsul.

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