5 arrested for arson in Zambezi District


Police in Zambezi District of North-Western Province are holding five suspects for the offence of arson.

This is in a case where the suspects are alleged to have set on fire a grass thatched kitchen valued at K950 in Nyakasumbi village in Zambezi District on February 7, 2023 around 01:00 hours in Mize, Zambezi West Bank.

According to Danny Mwale, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, the thatched kitchen belonged to a 36 year-old man identified as Samuel Nyakasumbi.

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“Police officers were alerted and immediately investigations were instituted leading to the arrest of the five suspects identified as Mwila Chikenge aged 36, Kapalu Fulayi aged 22, Kahalu Kakoho aged 35, Kakoma Kalema aged 42 and Ngeleshi Jacob aged 48 all of Chingalala village in Zambezi East.

“They were all charged with the offence of Arson Contrary to section 328 Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia. They are detained in Police custody awaiting court appearance,” Mwale said in a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday.

Recently, Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba deployed Paramilitary Police officers in Zambezi District in an effort to curb the violence that had characterized the District.

Mwale said police have managed to restore order and the security situation in the area was reported to be calm.

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