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Man tortured by 3 family members for stealing metal gates at their house

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Man tortured by 3 family members for stealing metal gates at their house

Three members of the same family in Mimosa township in Chilanga District have been arrested by police for torturing a suspect who allegedly stole three metal gates at their house.

Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale says it is not true that the suspect was beaten as a result of political differences as perceived in the video which went viral on social media.

“Facts of the matter are that on 26 August, 2020 the victim identified as Noah Munengo aged 20 of Chilanga is alleged to have removed and stole three metal gates at a named house in Mimosa township in Chilanga and later sold one to a scrap dealer of Freedom Compound within Chilanga,” Mwale said in a statement.

He said after the gates were stolen, the owner of the metal identified as Derrick Mwape aged 50 of Mimosa township, together with his children launched a manhunt and managed to apprehend the suspect (Noah Munengo) who they took to their home in Mimosa where they tied his legs and also tied him to the tipper truck and started beating him.Man tortured by 3 family members for stealing metal gates at their house

He said in the process of beating him, some onlookers filmed the incident which subsequently went viral on social media.

Mwale said some members of the public rescued the suspect and handed him over to the Police at Chilanga Police Station.

Mwale said during the process of investigations, police discovered that the suspect was tortured by the family of the complainant.

He said a medical report form was issued to the suspect to seek medical attention and immediately a manhunt for the suspects was launched.

“On 31 August, 2020 Police picked up Kaunda Mwape aged 24, Natasha Mwape aged 20 and Ambrose Muzuwa aged 22 all of plot number 1870/1D Mimosa township in Chilanga. The trio as captured in the video are in Police custody charged and arrested for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (OABH) contrary to section 248 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia,” said Mwale.

Source: Mwebantu

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