Police pledge professionalism in bigamy case of Golden Phiri

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—-Police in Lusaka have pledged to observe professionalism in the investigations into the case of Bigamy involving the marriage of Lizzy Machina who is the officer commanding for Mazabuka Police to Mr Golden Phiri.


Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Charity Munganga Chanda, said the fact that Mr Phiri is married to a senior police officer does not warrant special treatment and that the case will not die a natural death.


In a statement made available to ZANIS today, Ms. Mungnaga Chanda said the matter is receiving utmost attention and is being handled by experienced investigators who are looking at all angles critically as opposed to the impressions created in certain media circles.


She said the fate of the case will depend on the outcome of the investigations which are being carried out and further wished to correct the wrong impression that has been created in certain sections of the media.


She said the Zambia police instituted investigations into the case the day Emma Chima, who is the alleged legal wife of Mr Phiri, reported the case to Lusaka Central Victim Support Unit (VSU).


She stated that the offense which is being currently investigated is that of Bigamy contrary to Section 166 Chapter 7 of the Laws of Zambia.


Last week, the media carried a story in which Lizzy Machina who is the officer commanding for Mazabuka Police, was allegedly involved in a marriage scandal involving a Lusaka businessman, Golden Phiri, who is believed to be the legal husband of Emma Chima of Lusaka.