A PF Cadre from Chingola Evans Mulenga has appeared before the Chingola Magistrate facing terrorism charges. Appearing before Chingola Resident Magistrate Peggy Banda was Mulenga 37, of 28 Galilia Off Dominic Momba Road of Lulamba in Chingola.
Particulars of the offence are that Mulenga, on January 15, this year had in possession two bottles containing a combination of chemicals namely chlorocresol, sulphamethoxazole, acetone, clonazepam and chlorpheniramine which are being used in acts of terrorism.
In the first count, Mulenga who is Chingola Constituency Information Publicity Secretary (IPS) for the ruling PF is being charged with the offence of being in possession of articles for terrorism or prefiltration purposes contrary to the Laws of Zambia.
In count two, Mulenga who is also a driver at the Ministry of Health office in Chingola is facing the offence of possession of the aforementioned chemicals without lawful authority.
Magistrate Ms Banda said in the first count, Mulenga can only be tried by the High Court while in the second offence, the State has to wait for instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The matter was adjourned to March 6, 2020, for another mention.
Mulenga is in police custody. Meanwhile, Lazalous Mwape 22, and Brain Maipambe 19, both of Efimiyambolo Farms of Chingola’s Mutenda area along Solwezi road were discharged after the state had enter nolle prosequi but were later rearrested.
The two, are suspected to be behind the gassing and hacking of some residents in Chingola’s Chikola Township.
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PRESS STATEMENT BY MR KAKOMA KANGANJA, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, ON THE SECURITY SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY, 22ND FEBRUARY 2020.
Members of the press, welcome to Police Service Headquarters for this update on the security situation in the country. We have called for this briefing so that through you the media, we can update the nation on this matter of grave concern both to the government as well as members of the general public.
We could have given this extensive briefing much earlier but for fear of jeopardizing investigations, we only released information cautiously at regular intervals. Now that we have made a lot of progress in investigations and effecting arrests, we are able to interact with the public through you the media. Continue Reading