THE prosecution has closed its case against the 19 Tokota boys after calling eight witnesses including a 17-yearold boy, who gave a moving testimony about how he was forced to consume his own excreta.
Kitwe High Court judge in charge Timothy Katenekwa has since adjourned the case to the next session in October this year.
The accused are Limbikani Phiri 18, Musonda Semba, David Katete 20, Lucky Mwamba 20, Wisdom Chilekwa 20, Bill Mulenga 20, Moses Chilambe 20, Boniface Lubansa 21, Wesley Chilambo 20, Richard Siame20, Lazarus Zulu 21 and Kingsley Ng’ona 24.
The rest are Abraham Sikazwe 19, Teddy Chilufya 20, Bernard Chirwa 25, Sydney Kasasa 20, Doctor Simwemba 34, Miles Mumba 28, Trust Sinkala 19 who are alleged to have committed offences on April 30, this year.
They are facing unlawful wounding, kidnapping and causing noxious, namely forcing consumption of faeces on the 17-year-old boy of Mulenga township.
In cross-examination before the case was adjourned, the arresting officer maintained that Limbikani Phiri, one of the suspects, led officers to the arrest of the other suspected Tokota boys around the city.
Peter Mujuku said two teams were formed and rounded up the boys in different parts of the city as they were being led by Phiri.