By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Unknown criminals who were armed with a machete and stones have attacked the house of Nchanga Member of Parliament Derricky Chilundika last night while the MP and the family were in the house.
One of the criminals was shot dead by the alert Police Officer on guarding duties, while the other one run away.
Mr Chilundika who is also Luapula Province Minister Told The Independent Observer that the attack is suspected to be a planned move by the criminals’ suspected to have been sent by perceived enemies who have indicated interest to aspire for Nchanga constituency.
Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Sharon Zulu said that Constable Mulapwa reported that on August 15, 2022 at about 21:00hours whilst performing guard duties at the Minister’s residence, he saw one unknown Person armed with a machete jumping over the wall fence from outside into the yard.
Ms Zulu said the officer challenged the fugitive and asked what he wanted inside the yard but the intruder could not answer but charged towards the officer.
She said after a while another man jumped over the wall fence into the yard while others from outside started throwing stones into the yard.
“The officer was able to see them because the fence has iron bars between blocks. The officer immediately fired a warning shot in the air to try and scare away the one who was advancing towards him, but the attacker continued advancing.
“It was at this moment that the officer lowered the barrel and shot him on both legs with a view of maiming him. The intruder fell to the ground, while the colleague jumped over the fence and ran away,” he said.
Ms Zulu said the officer called in re-enforcement and shortly, officers arrived and found the body of the criminal lying face down with both legs fractured.
She said the scene was thoroughly inspected and stones were seen scattered in the yard, with a machete lying a meter away from the dead body.
“The Body was picked and rushed to Nchanga North General Hospital where it was pronounced dead, and later deposited to Nchanga north general hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and identification. Inquiry file has been opened and investigations have been instituted in the matter,”
Ms Zulu said the incident occurred on August 15, 2022 at about 21:00 hours at Hse No. 27 Buyantanshi lane, in Nchanga North.