Poice have arrested four Ndola City Council workers for locking the gates to the local authority on Monday night.

The four arrested have been identified as Boyd Sichikwata a police constable of the council, Malcam Mupipila, a senior management analyst, Wallen Sinyangwe, a clerk officer in the department of city planning and Bright Sinkala a driver.

Ndola Mayor Amon Chisenga said the four were detained in police custody pending investigations as to why they closed the council gates at night.

“These guys are locked up in connection of the locking of the council gates at night. Yesterday around 22:00 hours police picked four workers. Police have picked up these guys for investigations to certain their involvement and why they did what they did. It is purely on investigations. The level of lawlessness needs to be sorted out now,” said Chisenga.