Bandits rob Kitwe bar patrons

Nic Konialidis, CEO of Impala with Acting Copperbelt Police Chief Joyce Kasosa.
FIVE bandits on Wednesday night stormed a bottle store in Kitwe’s Buchi-Kamitondo Township and robbed patrons of money and mobile phones before speeding away in a stolen Toyota Spacio.

The incident happened around 23:00 hours at Wild West Bottle Store in Buchi-Kamitondo area on Wednesday.

Acting Copperbelt Police Chief Joyce Kasosa said in an interview that a search for the five criminals had since been launched.

“Five criminals on Wednesday night robbed several bar patrons before stealing a Toyota Spacio in aggravated circumstances,” Ms Kasosa said.

The patrons were robbed of undisclosed sums of money and mobile phones.

She named the owner of the stolen Toyota Spacio as Enoch Soko of house number 2583, Chimwemwe Township.

In another incident, a student at Nkulamashiba High School in Luanshya identified as Robison Mwelwa aged 25 has been arrested for allegedly having murdered his father aged 52 identified as James Mwelwa.

Police deputy public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said the incident occurred on October 17, 2013 at around 16:00 hours at house number 280/25 Mpatamatu area.

The suspect has since been charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code of the Laws of Zambia and will appear in court soon.

A bottle is alleged to have been used in the act as the deceased sustained a deep cut on the head and died on the way to the Hospital.

Meanwhile, police in Nyimba District have arrested six people in connection with the brutal murder of a teacher.

Eastern Province Police Chief Grace Chipalila confirmed the arrest of six people for allegedly murdering Lundu Mbulo,31, of Mulilo Primary School who met his fate around 22:00 hours on Wednesday.

Ms Chipalila said police arrested Noah Banda, John Mwale, Lexina Phiri, Kuseni Mwale, Lovemore and Menyani whose other names were not known but all of Chieftainess Mwape’s area.

She said the deceased sustained deep cuts on his head and his back after being allegedly beaten by the six suspects.

Ms Chipalila said the stones were alleged to have been used to kill Mr Mbulo.

“The suspects have been arrested and are in police custody, while investigations continue,” she said.