Mob kills suspected thief in Kabwata

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Some residents of Lusaka’s Kabwata area have beaten to death a man believed to be in his late twenties after he allegedly attempted to steal from one of the flats on Chilimbulu road in the early hours of this morning.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo says the incident happened around 05:30 hours.

In a statement, Katongo said the suspected thief’s body was found with multiple injuries.

“Police received information in the early hours of today at about 05:30 hours that an unidentified male person aged between 25 and 30 years was murdered by members of the public after he allegedly attempted to steal from one of the flats on Chilimbulu road in Lusaka’s Kabwata. Police rushed to the scene and found the body of the victim near the gate at the flats with multiple injuries. Preliminary investigations indicate that the victim was murdered 100 meters from where the body was found. Police have picked the body and deposited it in UTH mortuary,” Katongo stated.

She warned people to desist from taking the law into their own hands.

“However, no one has come forward claiming that the victim attempted to steal from their home. An inquiry file has been opened in the matter. We wish to remind members of the public to desist from taking the Law into their own hands as taking away of another person’s life is an offence and is tantamount to murder. This country has procedures of dealing with suspects in criminal matters.”

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One Response to Mob kills suspected thief in Kabwata

  1. ” We wish to remind members of the public to desist from taking the Law into their own hands as taking away of another person’s life is an offence and is tantamount to murder. This country has procedures of dealing with suspects in criminal matters.”

    This IS utter rubbish.You the police under this pathetic government are in the forefront of human rights abuses.The pf thugs can do whatever they want including publicly assault Police officer and NOTHING is done.To begin with who told you that he was a thief if there is no witness?If this country had procedures why is that up to date no one has been prosecuted for the murders of opposition members?Why is Max Chongo still on the streets?Why are we having to pay for fire tenders for $42 million? WHY

    RED EQUARE
    September 26, 2017 at 1:29 pm
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