Crime

Two gunmen nabbed in Mufumbwe

By JACKSON MAPAPAYI

POLICE in Mufumbwe have arrested two people for being in possession of illegal firearms.

North-Western Province Commissioner of police, Joe Njase, identified the two suspects as Muwema Sakangenda aged 46 of Matushi area and Godfrey Kambungo, 41  of Kifuwe.

Mr Njase said that the suspects were apprehended on Saturday around 12:00 hours in Kamano area when they threatened to shoot residents.

“And acting on the report, a follow up was made and two suspects were apprehended,” he said.

Mr Njase said after interrogations, the two suspects then led the police to the points where the firearms were hidden.

“Eventually, two shotguns namely; Remington wingmoster serial No. 806135 V and model 870 believed to be for a Mr Katongo Tapson of Maikulile Shanty Compound in Mufumbwe, and a muzzle loader shotgun without a serial number and three rounds of SG ammunition were recovered,” he explained.

He said the two are currently in police custody and will appear in court soon for a charge of being in possession of illegal firearm.

This is contrary to section 10 (1)(2)(a) of the Firearm Act chapter 110 of the laws of Zambia.

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