By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka have arrested three people in connection with a spate of robberies and Aggravated Robberies recently experienced in Lusaka’s Matero Township.
This was after Police in the area received a lot of complaints from members of the public that gangs had emerged in Chitanda area of Chunga Compound and Shadreck area in George Compound and that they had been terrorizing members of the public.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed the development that police conducted an operation and have managed to apprehend three suspects among them gang leaders.
Ms Katongo said the suspects have been identified Abraham Zika 22, also known as Bramo of Matero Township, who is alleged to be a leader of gang that has been terrorizing people in Shadreck area and a knife was recovered from him.
Others are Boyd Mwansa 19, alleged to be a leader of a gang that has been attacking people in Chitanda area and Lackson Daka 21.
She said last year in December, between 24 and 27, in Matero Township, a report was received in which a resident of Maiteneke area was attacked by a criminal armed with a knife.
Ms Katongo said the criminal is alleged to have entered his shop and got away with K10, 000 assorted items which included groceries all valued at K1, 725.
She said several other complainants had their phones and money robbed on the streets of Matero by criminals armed with knives and other offensive weapons.
“We wish to call upon members of the public who could have been attacked to go and identify the suspects at Matero Police Station. Our assurance to the members of the public in Matero is that the Police are working tirelessly to bring all perpetrators of crime to book,” she said.
Ms Katongo said the suspects are in police custody charged with Aggravated Robbery.