7 UPND members arrested for unlawful confinement

 7 UPND members arrested for unlawful confinement

Police in Mansa have arrested and charged four suspected members of United Party for National Development (UPND) with the offences of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Unlawful Confinement.

Deputy Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale said this was after Police received a report that some suspected UPND members were fighting amongst themselves at their campaign house situated in Kabuta area within Mansa District.

Mr Mwale said Police rushed to the scene and found seven people locked inside one of the rooms.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that seven suspected UPND members gathered at a house in spark extension with a view of defecting from their party to the Patriotic Front.

Mr said upon receiving the report of their defection, the suspected UPND security followed them and started beating them up.

“They later took them to their campaign house in Kabuta area and unlawfully confined them against their wish. The incident occurred on July 28, 2021 around 15:00 hours in Kabuta area of Mansa District,” he said.

He said Police managed to rescue the victims and conveyed them to Mansa Central Police station where they complained of having been assaulted and money amounting to K 1,000 cash including  their mobile cellular phones were grabbed from them.

Mr Mwale said Police arrested the assailants only identified as Emmanuel Kasote 47, of Spark Extension, Enerst Mwansa 27, Kingfred Ng’andu 40 and Mufaya Kelly 29 all of Mansa District.

The victims were issued with medical report forms while the suspects are detained in Police custody.

Alice Nachilembe


Alice Nachilembe is a Journalist who yearns for a better country with leaders being accountable to their mandate without oppressing the governed.