One of the ten suspects in a string of assaults and robberies who were detained in Lusaka is a 21-year-old boy who is also an ex-convict.
Mawell Mwiilu, popularly known as “70,70,” is a member of a group that has been terrorizing locals in the townships of Kamwala South, Chawama, John Howard, and Jack.
Yesterday’s raid revealed that the suspects had multiple tools for both automobile and house breaking when they were discovered.
According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, the 10 were apprehended yesterday at 2:00 a.m.
“Police recovered various offensive weapons and some house and car breaking instruments from their hideouts located in Chawama, John Howard and Jack compounds.”
“The suspects aged between 17 and 25 are believed to be behind several attacks and robberies that have been reported in Kamwala South, Chawama, John Howard and Jack compounds. They were rounded-up during an operation conducted around 02:00 hours on April 24, 2023,” he said.
Mr Mwale said during the same operation, 20 other people aged between 20 and 39 were arrested for Idle and Disorderly conduct.