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Arrested police officer identified

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Police in Lusaka have identified a police officer arrested along side three other alleged criminals in connection with the robbery that occurred in Lusaka recently.

Zambia Police Service Deputy Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale has confirmed the development to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka today.

Mr. Mwale named the suspects as Kennedy Mwanje aged 39, a Police officer from Kabwe, Jereman Makambo 35 of Mandevu compound in Lusaka, David Banda of Kabanana Site and Service in Lusaka and John Myonga aged 50 of Zangazanga compound in Lusaka.

Mr. Mwale said that the suspects are in custody waiting to be formally charged.

On Wednesday this week police in Lusaka arrested four suspected criminals including one believed to be a police officer in connection with the robbery that occurred in Lusaka recently.

Confirming the arrest, Zambia Police Service Deputy Public Relations Officer Mwale said Police were investigating a robbery that occurred on March 14, 2023 around 12:00 hours were a man identified Zewelanji Phiri was robbed of money amounting to K3,400 in Kamwala trading Area.

He said that the incident occurred when the victim was stopped by the suspects who were driving a white Toyota Allion bearing registration number BCF 622 and was ordered to enter their car.

Mr. Mwale said the suspects allegedly introduced themselves as Police officers as one of them had a Police radio.

The suspects later ordered the victim to surrender money he had on him.

Mr. Mwale added that the victim gave them K3,400 and was later dropped within Kamwala area.

He said that following the description of the motor vehicle and the suspects by the victim, Police intercepted the motor vehicle in Kamwala Trading area and managed to apprehend the suspects who were driving the Toyota Allion bearing the same details as earlier reported by the victim.

” Four suspects were apprehended including one who is believed to be a Police officer,” said Mr Mwale.

Mr Mwale said the suspect in police uniform who has been identified was in full Zambia Police Service uniform.

He said that the suspects were apprehended on March 22, 2023 around 13:00 hours after Police officers spotted the vehicle in Kamwala Trading area.

Mr. Mwale warned that the Zambia Police Command will never shield any Police officer found abusing Police uniform or equipment.

” Those found in contravention with the law will be firmly dealt with and made to answer for their actions,” said Mr Mwale.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t insult the police force by calling that upnd thug a police man. A upnd thug given a police uniform does not make them an officer

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