Thirteen suspected dangerous criminals have escaped from Police custody at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Police Station in Lusaka.
Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said the suspects, all males, escaped from Police custody after spraying an unknown liquid in the eyes of a Police officer during feeding time.
Mwale in a statement issued in Lusaka on Sunday said the 13 suspected criminals pushed the cell door against the officer and scampered in different directions.
He said the incident occurred on Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 16:25 hours at SMK Police Station.
“There were 22 suspects in custody at the time the incident occurred,” Mwale said.
He identified the suspects as Christopher Musimuko, Tinase Moyo, Christian Simfukwe, Ginasho Tembo, Bright Zulu and Steven Bwalya, all charged with Aggravated Robbery offences.
“Others are Chaisa Daka, Joseph Mushanga and Anold Cheelo all facing Burglary and Theft offences while Jonathan Mumba is charged with Unlawful Wounding, Gift Mulenga facing Assault OABH, Chris Banda charged with Theft and Paul Jobu facing the offence of Interfering with a motor vehicle,” he said.
Mwale said a manhunt for the suspects had been launched.
He appealed to members of the public to be alert and report any of the suspects where ever they may be spotted to Police.
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