Secondary teacher arrested for forgery
Isoka, February 13, ZANIS ——–Police in Isoka district of Muchinga Province have arrested a 30-year-old teacher at Muchinga Secondary School for allegedly forging his teaching diploma.
Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Remmy Kajoba confirmed the development in an interview with the Zambia News and Information Services
Mr Kajoba said Vincent Lusambo who is currently detained at Isoka police station is alleged to have forged his teaching Diploma between 2010 and 2011 purporting that he obtained the said document from Mufulira Teachers training College on the Copper belt when in fact not.
The school authorities reported Lusambo to the police after realizing that he was incompetent despite possessing the rightful qualifications in Mathematics and English.
Trouble in school started when Lusambo started pressurizing the school authorities to make him the head of department.
Lusambo who is charged with one count of forgery and altering false documents is expected to appear in court soon.
In another development, a 30- year-old Lorry boy from Tanzania died on the spot yesterday afternoon in a road traffic accident in Isoka district of Muchinga Province.
Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Remmy Kajoba has confirmed the accident that occurred near Vitondo primary school around 15.50 hours along the Great North Road.
Mr Kajoba said that the accident happened when the driver of a Tanzanian truck registration number T353 ARC and trailer number T605 which was in transit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) lost control of the truck after a front tyre burst, careered off the road and over turned.
Mr Kajoba explained that the horse came out of the hook of the trailer before it rolled.
He said that the lorry boy identified as Amiri Ally of Dar – es-Salaam was crushed to death by the same horse after jumping out of it.
The driver of the truck who escaped unhurt has since run away and police have launched a man hunt.
The body of Ally is lying at Isoka district hospital mortuary.