By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Police in Lusaka are holding a 50-year-old man of foreign origin who is alleged to have been killing Dogs, let them rot and form maggots and used them for unknown purpose.
Jibodu Babatunde Olukayode a British National of Nigerian origin in Meanwood Ibex area is charged with the offence of Cruelty to Animals.
A combined team of officers from Zambia Police, Drug Enforcement Commission, Department of Immigration, Provincial Veterinary Department and Public Health Department of the Lusaka City Council conducted a search at the house on January 17, 2023 between 14:00 hours and 20:00 hours where they discovered three cages in one of the rooms of which one contained four pieces of dog carcass in a rotten state with several flies.
The team also discovered boxes containing woovers, Television sets and other assorted household properties in the ceiling board of the house.
The premise which is installed with several surveillance cameras had 14 live dogs within the yard.
Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the development in a statement.
Mr Mwale said the man is currently detained in Police custody charged with Cruelty to Animals and other Public Health related offences.