Police apprehend alleged gang leader


Police in Lusaka have apprehended a suspected ringleader of a notorious gang responsible for disturbances around Shadrecks traffic lights in Matero township.

The police reported that the 28-year-old suspect, named Gift Banda, also known as Black Fish, residing at an undisclosed location in Matero township, was caught physically assaulting a 33-year-old man from the same area, inflicting severe injuries.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale, said the victim sustained a swollen forehead, cuts on the lips and was bleeding from the nose.

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“Police officers, while on patrol in Lusaka’s Shadrecks compound on May 5, 2024 around 11:00 hours, found a mob near Shadrecks Bridge and later discovered that someone was being beaten while people were watching,” Mwale stated.

He said the suspect started running away upon noticing the presence of the police.

“He was found with undisclosed amount of marijuana on him,” Mwale said.

Meanwhile the victim was rushed to the hospital where he is currently admitted while the suspect was detained in custody waiting to be formally charged.

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