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Police arrest 4 UPND youths, link them to arsonBy Mukosha Funga on 26 Apr 2017
Police today arrested four UPND youths around the magistrate court premises and linked them to arson after finding potassium permanganate in their vehicle.
And police have arrested a Facebook user for inciting violence on his social media page.
In a statement, police spokesperson Esther Mwaata-Katongo identified the suspects and said they were suspected to be behind a spate of fires experienced in Lusaka in the recent past.
“The suspects have been identified as Remmy Mukuba, aged 35 of Kamwala South who is UPND Provincial Youth Vice Treasurer, Fabian Mwanza Lubona, aged 23, of Kanyama compound, Martin Muchindu, 35 of Chilulu Garden, a UPND Youth Provincial Trustee for Lusaka Province, Kelvin Mwansa Mupulisa, 30 of Makeni Villa who is UPND Information publicity secretary for ward 10, Kanyama Constituency,” Katongo explained.
She said the suspected were arrested early in the morning around 03:50.
“The suspects were apprehended outside Lusaka Central Correctional Facility at about 03 50 hours. They were in a Toyota Nadia Registration Number ALL 3315 which was parked in front of the Camp’s main gate. Upon being challenged by alert armed officers, they attempted to drive off but the officers quickly intercepted them,” she said.
“After searching their vehicle, the following items were found: One bow and three arrows, Two brown plastic bottles of potassium permanganate, A small paper containing some black powder, four rechargeable batteries, one mega phone, three empty grain bags, one chitenge material for Patriotic Front, one blue 5 litre empty container smelling petrol, eight small paper flags for the United Party for National Development, a bottle of Glycerine, two paper tubes and some match sticks.”
Katongo said the four were detained in police custody.
“They are currently detained in police custody and investigations are still underway. You may wish to note that a combination of some of the substances found on these suspects can cause an instant explosion or fire. We are warning all those planning to cause confusion in this country to stay away from trouble because law enforcement officers are on high alert and will not relent to apprehend anyone found wanting,” she said.
“What they should know is that their days are numbered. I wish to take this opportunity to urge all members of the public to be vigilant as well and report any suspicious person or activity to police.”
And Katongo said police also arrested a 34-year-old Facebook user for using social media to incite violence.
“Meanwhile, we have apprehended a male person identified as Geofrey Lumingu aged 34 of Garden House for conspiring with other persons via social media to incite violence.
“In his posting, the accused person incited other persons to recruit people with military training or any other persons to begin capturing senior government officials and Patriotic Front officials. He has been charged with seditious practices contrary to section 51(1)(a) and section 60 (1) (i) of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia. He is currently detained in Police custody and will appear in court soon.”
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