Police launch manhunt for nine persons in Petauke over alleged aggravated robbery


Police in Petauke of Eastern Province have launched a manhunt for Rizwan Patel and eight other persons for alleged aggravated robbery.

This came in the wake of Police having received a report of aggravated robbery in which two male persons namely Victor Kapungwe commonly known as Mr Ground and Chama America in the political circles were attacked by Rizwan Patel and eight others.

Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday stated that the suspects robbed Kapungwe of K5,600 and an Itel Phone valued at K240.

Hamoonga said the victim sustained a swollen left eye and painful left leg and Justine Chama, aged 39, of New Kasama in Lusaka sustained painful left ribs and general body pains.

He said this occurred on January 12, 2024 between 08:00 hours and 09:00 hours at Petauke Turn-off in Petauke District.

“Brief facts of the matter are that the two victims were in transit to Lundazi from Lusaka using a Jonda Bus, when they reached Petauke Bus Stop situated along Great East Road and other passengers were disembarking, the victims were forcefully removed from the bus,” Hamoonga narrated.

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He stated that the duo were bundled in a Salon motor vehicle white in colour registration number ABH 7232 which was driven by Rizwan Patel.

“Police were dispatched and managed to trace the two victims in Anusa compound of Petauke,” Hamoonga said.

He indicated that medical report forms were issued and the duo were taken to Petauke District Hospital for treatment and had been discharged.

Hamoonga said police were pursuing the suspects.

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