Man hacked by unknown criminals

 Man hacked by unknown criminals


A-39-year old man of Misisi Township of Lusaka has been left with injuries after he was hacked by unknown criminals.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo said that Gillan Simfukwe of Misisi was attacked by criminals at his residence leaving him unconscious.

Ms Katongo said that it was alleged that whilst at his home, he heard some noise which prompted him to go outside to check.

She said he saw a group of people who jumped over the wall fence and immediately hacked him on the head and right leg and stole from him an Itel phone P32 valued at K920 and cash K320.

She said Police rushed to the scene and found the window panes to the victim’s house and doors damaged.i

” It was later discovered that the following properties had been stolen: 2 Deep freezers valued at K2,000 and K3, 100 respectively , Samsung 42 Inch plasma TV valued at K3,200, 21 Inch TV valued at K600, another Deep freezer valued at K3,100=, an 8 Inch Double Mattress valued K480= and 2 x Blankets valued at K250.

Ms Katongo said an investment has been launched and  police have recorded a case of Aggravated Robbery and Unlawful wounding.

In another development Police received information from members of the public in Misisi Township that a motor vehicle was on fire.

Police rushed to the scene after informing Fire brigade and confirmed the report.

She said that it was established that the motor vehicle in question was a Toyota Corolla registration number ABX 8210 valued at K70,000 and was being driven by Jonathan Banda aged 37 years of Old Kanyama Compound and had been attacked by suspected political cadres before setting his vehicle on ablaze .

Ms Katongo said after a follow up, the driver now victim was found admitted at a health facility with head injuries.

She said he sustained a deep cut on the head and he reported the matter to police.

Investigations have been instituted to bring to book criminals behind the attack.


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