POLICE in Lusaka have arrested three Zambians of Indian origin for beating up a 27-year-old man who was accused of stealing money.
A video has gone viral showing a man of Indian origin being whipped all over his body with his hands tied, after being undressed.
Ikram Bux, 34; Abdul Matini Saiyed, 27; and Nadat Zakki Mohammed aged 37 all of Lusaka, have since been arrested in connection with the same and charged with assault.
In a statement, Thursday, police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Zakki invited the other two accused persons to assist him in interrogating his worker Moshin Sidat, who he accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of money.
“Police in Lusaka have jointly charged and arrested three male Zambians of Indian origin namely: Ikram Bux aged 34 of Manchinchi Road Lusaka, Abdul Matini Saiyed aged 27 of Kasangula Road Lusaka and Nadat Zakki Mohammed aged 37 of Longacres in Lusaka for the offence of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (AOBH) Contrary to Section 248 CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” the statement read.
“Brief facts of the matter are that on 3rd November, 2021 between 20:00 hours and 23:50 hours, Nadat Zakki Mohammed at House number 18 Mambilima Road in Rhodespark of Lusaka invited the other two accused to assist in interrogating his worker Male Moshin Sidat aged 27 of Kamwala Residential area who he accused of stealing an undisclosed amount of money.”
He stated that the trio undressed 27-year-old, tied his arms and started whipping him all over the body, making him sustain lacerations all over his body.
“They undressed him and tied his arms and started whipping him all over the body, making him sustain lacerations all over the body. The matter came to the attention of the Police after a video was circulated on social media platforms. The accused persons have since been charged and arrested for the subject offence,” stated Hamoonga.
The trio are expected to appear in court soon.