Alleged sodomy suspects further charged with giving false information to police


Police have additionally accused the two male suspects involved in alleged unnatural offense of providing false information about their identities.

Police Public Relations Officer, Rae Hamoonga, said the individual initially identified as Chisenga Chanda, aged 20, of Matero, provided false information regarding his identity.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday, Hamoonga said his actual name was Brighton Banda, 25, of New Avondale and that he was a third year student nurse at a named institution.

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“Additionally, another individual, Matthews Kabwe, aged 20, of Matero, has been found to have given false information about his identity. His actual name is Darius Musukwa, aged 20, of Kamwala South, and he too is a third year student nurse at a named Institution,” he said.

Hamoonga mentioned that both individuals were additionally charged with the offense of giving false information to a Public Officer Contrary to Section 125 of the Penal Code Act Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

“As a result, they are currently detained in police custody,” he said.

On February 27, 2024, a matter was reported at Kabwata Police station involving the offence of unnatural offence.

The suspects identified themselves to the police as Chisenga Chanda, aged 20, of Matero and Matthews Kabwe, aged 20, of Matero.

“We urge the public to cooperate with law enforcement agencies and to refrain from engaging in activities that may obstruct or impede the course of justice,” he warned.

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