An unidentified person is accused of raping a 19-year-old female juvenile from the Emmasdale neighborhood of Lusaka who is also a student at the University of Zambia (UNZA).
According to deputy police spokesperson Danny Mwale, the incident happened yesterday at around 22:00 hours while the girl and her friend were returning to a boarding house in the Mashland area after leaving lessons at UNZA.
He stated the young person said that when returning to their boarding house, she and her buddy encountered strangers in the UNZA parking lot who offered to transport them there.
“When they entered the motor vehicle, a Toyota spacio, they noticed that they were three men inside the motor vehicle which immediately sped off until they reached S.O.S in Chazanga area along the Great North Road where her friend managed to jump out of the motor vehicle and immediately alerted the Police,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the victim alleged that she was taken to Chingwere dump site at a named lodge where she was raped by one of the suspects.
He said the victim further told police that the suspects went away with her iPhone and left her in a room at the same lodge.
“She was only assisted by lodge workers to reconnect with her relatives today, April 8, 2023 at around 02:00 hours. She was rushed to the hospital for medical attention,” he said.