Police will not respond to Chilekwa torture allegations

 Police will not respond to Chilekwa torture allegations

The Zambia Police Service says it will not respond to allegations of torture that have been attributed to lawyers of Former President Edgar Lungu’s Barber man Shabby Chilekwa.

Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Police had given access to Human Rights Commission Personnel to visit the suspect.

Mr Hamoonga also said that the Police will not comment because the Commission is a competent authority to comment on the allegation of torture.

He has also dispelled reports that the suspect is on Oxygen Support stating there is no detention facility offers such a service.

And, Mr Hamoonga said the Police will look at the correspondence written by the Patriotic Front to the inspector General of Police.

Mr Chilekwa’s Lawyer Makebi Zulu said the PF has written to the Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba to open a case of assault on his client by a named police officer while in Police custody.

Mr Chilekwa was apprehended by police officers on Friday last week.