By Bright Chikele:
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested 10 UPND cadres in connection with the offence of Malicious Damage to property.
BELOW IS THE STATEMENT FROM THE POLICE
Police have apprehended ten suspects in connection with the offence of Malicious Damage to property.
It is believed that on the 24th July, 2016 around 15:00 hours in old Kanyama compound , ten suspected United Party for National Development (UPND) cadres whilst on a campaign trail damaged five front screens and sliding glasses of five minibuses that were stationed at Mutandabantu Bus Station without any lawful justification. Among the suspects who were apprehended, Orian Shantobolo was found in possession of a catapult and a bottle containing sand and petrol.
Following the arrest, an identification Parade was conducted yesterday 25th July, 2016 between 15:00 and 16:00 hours. Five out of ten suspects were positively identified by the owners of the buses and will be charged for Malicious Damage to property. The four are as follows;
1. Chitabola Lipoba aged 30
2. Chikumbi Lastone aged 32
3. John Dausi aged 26
4. Namasiku Namangolwa aged 26
The fifth suspect identified as Orian Shantobolo aged 30 will also be charged for Malicious Damage to Property and being found in possession of offensive weapons.
The value of the damaged property has not yet been ascertained.
Suspects are in Police custody and will appear in court soon.
DEPUTY POLICE SPOKESPERSON