2 arrested for being in possession of military attire

 2 arrested for being in possession of military attire

Two people have been arrested for being in possession of military attire and offensive weapons.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the suspects as Bogginate Mutize 18, of Namatama area in Livingstone and Emmanuel Chiyota 18, of Ngwenya, while Darlington Meswa is on the run.

Ms Katongo said Mutize was spotted by security personnel in a named Night Club wearing an attire suspected to be for the Military and was later apprehended by police.

Further investigations led to a recovery of four Matchets, axes and some knives and also to the arrest of Emmanuel Chiyota.

This happened on 07th December, 2019.

Initially on December 1, Police Officers on Patrol arrested Shaibu Mulenga in Highland area who was found wearing an attire closely related to that of the Defence Force.

Officers further recovered a knife from him.

The suspects are detained in Police custody charged under section Six of the State Security Act 111 for Unauthorised use of official uniform and also under section 85 of the Penal Code for Possession of Offensive weapons and will appear in Court tomorrow.

Ms Katongo and a man hunt has been launched to corner Darlington Meswa.

The Independent Observer


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