Police in Kasama district have arrested a 37 year old man for allegedly being in possession of illegal firearms.
Northern Province Police Division Criminal Investigations Officer Kenneth Nkuwa has confirmed the development to ZANIS today and named the suspect as Felix Kangwa of Chipolokoso in Ngoli area of Mungwi district.
Mr. Nkuwa said Kangwa, who is an ex-convict, was found with six home made firearms.
He said Kangwa was previously jailed for aggravated robbery for 16 years but was released on parole in 2010.
The suspect will appear in court soon facing a charge of unlawful possession of firearms.
Meanwhile, an eight year old girl has died after being hit by a speeding vehicle in Kasama’s Mulenga Hills area.
Mr. Nkuwa said the accident happened April 28th at around 17:20 hour near Machi Complex.
He said the driver of the vehicle, a Toyota Allex registration number ACC 4356, swerved on the wrong side of the road where he hit the girl.
He said the girl was rushed to Kasama General Hospital where she later died around 20:30hours.
Mr. Nkuwa said the driver has since been apprehended and will appear in court soon for causing death by dangerous driving.