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4 Chipata Trades students arrested for rioting

Four students from Chipata Trades Training Institute have been arrested in connection with the riot that took place at the learning institution in the early hours of Monday this week.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS today, Eastern Province Commissioner of Police Luckson Sakala said the students who include the Union President were arrested yesterday.

Mr. Sakala could however not disclose the names of the suspects for fear of jeopardizing investigations.

He said the students who are currently in police custody are cooperating with police and more arrests are expected to be made.

The Police Commissioner stated that the suspects will be charged today and subsequently appear in court soon.

Mr Sakala disclosed that the value of the damaged property is over K200 000.

Meanwhile, Provincial Permanent Secretary, Chanda Kasolo said all full-time students at the institution will be required to re-apply and explain why they involved themselves in such a conduct.

He pointed out that once accepted the students will have to pay for the damages caused.

Mr. Kasolo said government will not condone lawlessness among students in the province.

source: Lusaka Times

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