Chirundu Police officer appears in court for desertion

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A police officer,  is appearing in the Siavonga magistrate court for desertion.

Before magistrate Bartholomew Kaongo was Masyaleti Lubinda 38, of medium costs in Chirundu who stood charged with one count of deserting.

Facts before the court are that on the date unknown but between 10th September and 10th January 2013 in Chirundu, Lubinda being a police officer did desert from the Zambia police service contrary to the laws of Zambia.

His counterparts apprehended Lubinda in Lusaka on the 10th January 2013 as he was trying to cross Lumumba road, in the Capital City.

When the charge was led to him, Lubinda said he has understood but denied the charge.

He was granted a bail of K3, 000,000 or KR 3000, with two working sureties in the same amount. .

The matter has been adjourned to 21st January 2012 for commencement of trial.