Opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) Senanga Member of Parliament Likando Mufalali has accused a Police officer in Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani’s motorcade of assaulting him.
Mr. Mufali has told Qfm News in a telephone interview that the incident happened this afternoon [July 28th, 2014] around 15:00 hours on his way back from the Copperbelt near Mulungushi University in Kabwe.
He narrates that while he was driving, the Police Inspector General’s motorcade signaled from behind and that he pulled off the road to give way for the motorcade to pass, and later started following the motorcade behind when one of the Police officers stopped him and asked why he was following the Inspector General’s motorcade.
Mr. Mufali explains that it was at this point that the Police officer twisted his arm and before breaking his car keys.
The Parliamentarian has complained of pain in the arm which was twisted by the Police officer who left him stranded after his keys were broken.
But when contacted for comment Police Spokesperson Charity Munganga Chanda says the Inspector General’s official vehicle ZP 1 is a VIP vehicle and that Police have the duty to protect the Inspector General of Police at all times.
Mrs. Chanda says no one has the right to follow the vehicle behind without permission as doing so raises suspicious as to what the motive of a person following behind might be.
She has however stated that police will investigate the matter.