Kabwe Magistrate’s Court robbed


THIEVES broke into the Kabwe Magistrate’s Courts on Saturday afternoon and stole four computers and other documents worth thousands of kwacha.
The thieves entered the four court chambers after breaking burglar bars on the windows.
Deputy Central Province commissioner of police Edwin Bwanga said he was still waiting for a report on the theft.
“There was a breaking at our courts but I don’t have the details yet,” he said.
But sources said the bandits took advantage of the lack of security during the day, to steal.
“It is like people who stole by courageously breaking into the court chambers are people who have been studying the security situation at the court and since the computers were only recently bought, this is what the police should investigate,” the source said.
The officer who reported for duty was shocked to learn that court chambers had been broken into and discovered that the windows had been tempered with.
Recently, the court bought furniture and computers, some which were being used to store a database of people appearing before the courts on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, a 26 year old Kabwe man who allegedly axed his uncle to death has been apprehended.
Alfred Musonda, suspected to be deranged, axed his 57-year-old uncle, James Chama, three times in the head before running away last week.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu said the incident happened on Thursday around 17:30 hours in Natuseko Site and Service area, where Mr Chama was axed while seated outside his house.
But the suspect was apprehended from Lusaka were relatives to the deceased handed him to police and was being held in Kabwe.
In Kitwe, a taxi driver was yesterday rushed to hospital with serious injuries he sustained after his vehicle overturned during a car chase with police.
The accident happened around 09:00 hours along the Nkana East-Ndeke Road near the newly constructed bridge.
Prosper Musenge, 28, of Ndeke Township sustained injuries when his vehicle, a Toyota Spacio registration number ACV 4805 overturned while he was being closely chased by police for allegedly violating traffic regulations.
The accident happened when Mr Musenge tried to flee from the police by driving in reverse and in the process lost control and before overturning.
A check by the Times found the damaged vehicle still at the accident scene.
Kitwe police could not confirm nor deny the accident by press time as they had not yet received a report on the accident.
A witness said Mr Musenge was driving from Ndeke and headed in the direction of town when he was
stopped by traffic police who had blocked the road.
This prompted Mr Musenge to reverse his car but he lost control in the process.
“We saw Mr Musenge thrown out of the vehicle through the window, while the other passenger came out unhurt,” they said.
The witness said Mr Musenge who seemed in pain was quickly bundled in a police vehicle and taken to hospital.


Times of Zambia