Two male medical students reportedly caught for alleged sodomy


Two third year medical students at a named University, have been formally arrested and detained in police custody for the alleged offense of sodomy.

In a statement issued in Lusaka on Monday, Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, identified the duo as Mathews Kabwe and Chisenga Chanda

Hamoonga said Kabwata Police received a report on February 24, 2024 concerning an alleged incident of unnatural offences at Burma barracks Mess in Lusaka.

He stated that the report was filed by Quarters Fumpa of an unknown house number in Kamwala, who went to Burma Barracks Mess to meet a Barman.

“Subsequently, upon entering the toilet facilities, he observed two male individuals engaging in unlawful carnal knowledge against the order of nature,” Hamoonga said.

He stated that the incident took place on February 24, 2024 at approximately 16:30 hours and was reported to Kabwata Police Station at 18:30hours.

Hamoonga said the sequence of events unfolded when Fumpa, curious about the activities in the toilet, climbed on top to investigate further.

“Shockingly, he witnessed the two males involved in unnatural acts and Fumpa promptly informed the Barman and together they returned to the scene, forcibly opening the door to the toilet,” he narrated.

Hamoonga said the suspects were identified as Kabwe aged 20 , of an unknown house in Matero and Chanda aged 22, also residing in an unknown house in Matero.

He added that the Barman and Fumpa detained the two accused individuals until the arrival of a Zambia Army sentry Emmanuel Lungu, aged 42, who was on duty.

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“Emmanuel apprehended the suspects and the matter was later reported to the police,” Hamoonga stated.

He said upon receiving the report, Kabwata Police Station opened a docket for the case and issued Medical Report Forms to both suspects.

“The individuals were promptly taken to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) for medical examination, where it was confirmed by the attending doctor that the duo had engaged in unnatural acts,” Hamoonga stated.

The Police Spokesperson indicated that the duo would appear in court in the near future.

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