By NAMO PHIRI
OUTSPOKEN activist, Dr Brian Sampa has gone into hiding after eluding a police plot to arrest him at a conference.
Anti LGBTQ conference attendees were shocked to learn that police were waiting to arrest Dr Sampa at the exit after the conference ended.
Apparently the anti LGBT activist saw the police at the exit and used a different exit to get away from the police.
Dr Sampa said in an interview later that he had to use a back door in order to elude the police.
Dr Sampa said he had gone into hiding while confirming that he was safe.
He expressed shock that the police had wanted to arrest him for a reason only known to them.
“I was merely invited to speak at that conference,” he said
He wondered why the police wanted to arrest him as he was not the one who had organized the anti LGBTQ conference.
He said he was only a visitor at the event which was organized by the Zambia Community Initiative Program.
But when contacted for confirmation if it was true that Dr Sampa was almost arrested by the police, police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga asked the reporter to explain if Dr Sampa had explained the reasons why he was almost arrested by the police.
He said he had no idea why police would be looking for the doctor.
Meanwhile Dr Sampa has said Law enforcers need to put more effort in enforcing the law in curbing homosexuality.
Speaking during a conference dubbed Homosexuality, The Scientific, Legal, Cultural And Spiritual Perspective, organised by Zambia Community Initiative Programme, Dr Sampa said cases of homosexuality have risen despite the vice still being illegal in the country.
This, he said, showed a case of weakness on the part of the law enforcement agencies in ensuring that the vice comes to an end.
He said it’s unfortunate that the law enforcers had become relaxed regarding homosexuality.
Dr Sampa advised the government to take action before the situation gets out of hand.
Dr Sampa, who is Ban Homosexuality Campaign Ambassador, said the Ban Homosexuality Campaign team is not going to stop until the country is free from homosexuality.
He also said the campaign team is scheduled to march to State House on Wednesday to take a letter to the President to petition him to take a stronger stance on homosexuality.
And Zambia Community Initiative Programme Accountant Namakau Nayame said issues of homosexuality need to be addressed from the grassroots hence the need to educate communities.
She said there is need for more community sensitisation especially parents on issues of homosexuality.