5 arrested for the fracas at PF secretariat

 5 arrested for the fracas at PF secretariat

Five suspects have been arrested in Lusaka for the offences of Malicious damage to property and Assault.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said that the arrest is in connection with the fracas that happened at the Patriotic Front Secretariat on Saturday, 10th May, 2021 in which Innocent Kalimanshi was Assaulted and his motor vehicle damaged.

Ms Katongo said On May 1, 2021, at 11 00 hours, police followed up a report that Innocent Kalimanshi 40 had forced his way into the PF secretariat using a Ford Ranger Motor Vehicle which did not go well with the PF caders who extensively damaged his motor vehicle and assaulted him.

She said in the process of whisking him away, a police motor vehicle registration number ZP 2600B was damaged and one officer identified as Sargent Siita Akakandelwa was injured by caders who begun throwing stones at the police.

Ms Katongo said the five suspects were arrested in the early hours of today.

She identified them as Keith White Musonda 45, Bright Musonda 38, both of Kasupe area, Gift Lupiya 35, of Chawama Compound and Nephter Sinyangwe Mulenga 45, of Kanyama Compound and Kelvin Chisanga 34, of Kanyama.

Ms Katongo said investigations have continued while the suspects remain detained in police custody and a docket of criminal trespass has been opened against Kalimanshi.

“As Zambia Police, we shall not tolerate any criminal conduct hence anyone who will be found wanting will be dealt with in accordance with the law. What political players need to know is that the law is blind and does not look at any individuals political affiliation as no one is above the law,” he said.

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