Police arrest four Congolese for illegal entry

Nchelenge Downtown - the busy center
Nchelenge Downtown - the busy center

Police in Nchelenge District in Luapula Province have apprehended four Congolese national suspected to be Mai Mai soldiers for entering the country illegally.

The four were apprehended after they failed to report to the immigration offices after being reported to the police by Chipungu ward councilor, Samuel Shebele.

Disclosing the development to ZANIS in Mansa, Luapula Province Police Commissioner, Malcolm Mulenga, said after receiving the report the police rushed to Kamponge village in chief Puta’s area, where they found the four in the hands of villagers.

Commissioner Mulenga  named the four Congolese nationals as Amani Nkoba, 22, Arube Nkombo, 35, Fedefonsi Mulaya, 21, and Kasongo Chishimba, 21, all of Kaputa village in chief Mpweto’s area in the DRC.

Mr Mulenga, however, said preliminary investigations, have revealed that the four crossed over to Zambia to pick their grandfather Chilala Kayokolo of Kamponge village but of Congolese nationality as he is alleged to have bewitched their aunt, Chishimba Kachoka, in their country.

The police commissioner said the four have since been officially arrested and charged with the subject offence of failing to report to the nearest immigration point upon entry into Zambia and will appear in court soon.