POLICE on the Copperbelt have charged and arrested Kabushi PF member of parliament Bowman Lusambo for allegedly assaulting and unlawfully wounding two NDC members during the Roan by-election in 2019.
In a statement, Friday, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Lusambo had been released on bond and was scheduled to appear before the Luanshya Magistrates’ Court soon.
“Police on the Copperbelt have charged and arrested Honourable Bowman Lusambo aged 43 of house number 36 Chamba Valley in Lusaka for the offences of Unlawful wounding and Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (O.A.B.H) which occurred on 11th April 2019 during by-elections. It is alleged that on the said date two members of the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) were assaulted by Honourable Bowman Lusambo and some Patriotic Front (PF) cadres. The two victims have been identified as Mary Musonda who sustained some lacerations and general body pains whilst Stanley Musukwa sustained a deep on the head. The suspect has been released on Police Bond and is scheduled to appear before the Luanshya Subordinate Court soon,” said Hamoonga.
Earlier, Lusambo posted on his Facebook page that he would appear in court on October 18 for plea.
“I wish to inform the nation that I have today formally been arrested and charged with one count of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and another count of Assault. This is in relation to incidents that allegedly happened in 2019. I will appear in the Luanshya Magistrate Court on the 18th of October 2021 for plea. I have since been released on Bond. I wish to thank all our supporters for the support and prayers,” said Lusambo.