Police in Lusaka have arrested two security guards who were seen beating up a 22-year-old man in a video that went viral on social media.

In a statement today, police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo disclosed that Nicholas Kaonga, who is employed as a CCTV operator by Cyber Guard Security Company, reported the assault to Garden police.

“The victim who reported the matter to Garden Police is employed as a CCTV operator by Cyber Guard Security Company and was, at the time of the ordeal, deployed at Radisson Blu Hotel.
Those arrested are Davies Sebente and Albert Silwamba both Security Guards at Cyber Guard Security Company and were charged with Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm. Brief facts are that on 19th October, 2018, the victim reported for work in a drunken state and is alleged to have misbehaved whilst on duty. He was later picked up by his fellow employees who are Security Guards at the same Company and taken to the Company Office in Northmead where he was allegedly beaten by the Security Guards. The suspects have been released on Police Bond,” Katongo said.

And Katongo dispelled media reports that Home Affairs Minister Stephen Kampyongo owns Cyber Guard Security Company.

“Further, we wish to dispel reports circulating on Social Media that Cyber Guard Security Company belongs to Home Affairs Minister Hon Stephen Kampyongo. The outcome of our investigation based on records at PACRA indicates that the company in question does not belong to Hon. Kampyongo. In another development, Police have apprehended three people in connection with a forged Interpol document published on Zambia Daily Mail website and also circulating on social media in which it is purported that Paul Lokonde Lukunde, a Congolese national based in Denmark has been arrested by Interpol in Lusaka and charged for Economic and Financial Crimes, Illicit Drugs and Small Arms and Light Weapons,” stated Katongo.

“The stamped document supposedly signed by then Inspector General of Zambia Police Service, Stella Libongani and dated 10th October, 2018, further states that with the cooperation of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Inspector General instructed that the suspect be transferred to the United States of America for investigations. The suspects, whose names we have withheld for the time being, have been Warned and Cautioned for the Offence of Libel and also Forgery and Uttering False Documents. Investigations in the matter have continued.”