Police arest Namwala violence suspect

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:18:38 +0000

 

 BY KALOBWE BWALYA

 

POLICE in Namwala have arrested another 2016 Post election violence fugitive Clement Musulwe, who has been on the run for the past five months.

Southern Province police commissioner Bonny Kapeso has confirmed the arrest of Mr Musulwe, aged 31, popularly known as Mwanamalumbwe of Maala village chief Mungaila of Namwala district.

Mr Kapeso said Mwanamalumbwe was on Sunday nabbed by alert police officers at Namwala’s Niko area. Mwanamalumbwe becomes the second suspect to be nabbed after the arrest of the mastermind, Dickson Kashimbula, 36, of Namwala, was also apprehended by the police following the 2016 post-election violence which left many people injured and property destroyed in Namwala,”.

“Mwanamalumbwe was one of the closest lieutenants to Kashimbula, the post-election violence mastermind.

“We urge other suspects wanted for the same offences, like Bruce Kapoto to surrender themselves to the police as a sign of respect for the law,’ said Mr Kapeso.

Last month police in Namwala arrested Dickson Mukalanga the man allegedly accused of being a master mind of the post-election violence that resulted in the displacement of people and destruction of property in the area last year.

Mr Mukalanga was arrested after Police staged an operation in Maala area of Namwala after members of the public in the area accused the Police of being compromised for not arresting the alleged suspects while others had been arrested.

“Others were arrested and have since appeared in court, the master mind and others said to be known by police remained free,” he said.

He said following the concerns from members of the public his office issued a seven day ultimatum to the Namwala Police acting officer in charge to arrest the remaining suspects or face the consequences.

“My office issued a seven-day ultimatum to Namwala Police Acting officer-in-charge to arrest the remaining suspects or face consequences and  police staged an operation in Maala area and nabbed Dickson Mukalanga of Maala area, who is said to be the master mind of the post-election violence that followed the August 11,

General elections last year,” he said.

Mr Kapeso said the Police would continue with their operations in Maala until all suspects were arrested and that those apprehended were now helping police with investigations while in detention.

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