Teacher arrested for attempted car theft

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Teacher arrested for attempted car theft

Nakonde, October 16, 2014, ZANIS…..A 31 -year -old teacher of Nakonde district  has been arrested for attempting to steal a motor vehicle.

The incidence has been confirmed to the Zambia News and Information Service (ZANIS) by Muchinga Province acting Police Commissioner Lydia Ndopu in Nakonde today.

Miss Ndopu said Musonda Columbas a teacher at Katozi Secondary School in the company of another man Wisdom Simutowe yesterday around 23 hours attempted to steal a motor vehicle belonging to a named teacher also of the same school.

Miss Ndopu said the duo attempted to steal an unregistered Toyota  Allex .

She said Musonda and Simutowe were armed with a home- made pistol which the police have since recovered.

The Acting Police Commissioner said the owner of the vehicle informed the police about some people who were trying to steal her vehicle.

She said when the Police reached the scene Simutowe tried to escape but that police opened fire and shot him in the hip and on the finger.

She said Simutomwe is currently in a stable condition receiving treatment while the suspect teacher is currently in police custody awaiting to appear in court.