By NATION REPORTER
A LEADER of a notorious gang called Bloodies” group of a juveniles aged 15 years old has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kings Sikonde, aged 17 of George compound in Chikolokoso area.
Other members of the group who were earlier arrested included 14 other juveniles, aged between 14 and 18, and two adults, Febiano Lungu, aged 19, and Frederick Lukumo, aged 20.
Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, said the suspects, identified as members of a group self-identifying as the “Bloodies,” were apprehended as a result of a coordinated police operation that was carried during the early hours of yesterday around 06:30 hours.
Mr Hamoonga said the investigations leading to the arrests unfolded swiftly after the incident on January 18, 2024.
He said the police received information that the 15-year-old juvenile, believed to be the main perpetrator, had sought refuge in Chibombo. An extensive search operation was carried out, leading to the successful arrest of the juvenile yesterday in Chibombo.
Mr Hamoonga said all the arrested individuals were in police custody.
“The charges against some of the arrested individuals include murder, and further investigations are underway to ascertain any additional criminal activities or connections to their self-proclaimed group, the “Bloodies,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said the police were committed to ensuring that justice prevailed for the victim.
He said the suspects would face the full consequences of their actions.
“The collaboration of the Police and the community played a crucial role in the swift resolution of this case. The police are dedicated to maintaining the safety and security of our communities and will continue to address criminal activities through decisive and lawful measures,” Mr Hamoonga said.