INSPECTOR General of Police Stella Libongani has said the command is investigating the matter in which some police recruits at Kamfinsa mobile unit are alleged to have impregnated 11 pupils from the nearby Kamfinsa High School.
Libongani said she would establish the facts of the matter and would bring to book anyone found wanting adding that appropriate administrative action would be taken against them.
About 11 pupils from Kamfinsa High School are alleged to have been impregnated by police recruits from the mobile unit police college in the same area.
The development was confirmed by the Non-Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) focal point persons who said the victims were between 15 and 18 years and came to know about it after receiving numerous complaints from the community.
Coppeltbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge said it was good that the matter was being investigated by the police command adding that any police recruit who would be found guilty should face the law.
He urged pupils, not only at Kamfinsa High school but countrywide, to take responsibility of themselves while they were still at school and should not engage in activities that might ruin their education and future.
“These girls were old enough to decide what was good for them. We cannot just blame the accused police recruits, the girls also need to take full responsibility of themselves to avoid such problems,” he said.
He called on parents to take keen interest in the activities that girls were engaged in and monitor their movements to avoid the increasing incidents of early pregnancies.