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Men attempt to sell a girl at K10,000 in Lusaka

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….the three suspects agreed to s€ll the girl child to a named businessman trading and residing in Makeni Villa, Lusaka, for a sum of K100, 000

March 21, 2024, at 20:00 hours, Kanyama Police Station received a report from Concerned Members of the Public regarding a case of human trafficking.

The report indicated the involvement of three individuals in the attempted sale of a girl child.

Acting swiftly upon receiving this report, our officers moved into action and successfully apprehended the suspects involved.

The arrested individuals are as follows:
1. Mr. Simon Silomba, also known as Shadreck, aged 30, residing in Misisi Compound, Lusaka.
2. Mr. Sichalwe Martin, also known as Kamyalile, aged 41, also residing in Misisi Compound, Lusaka.
3. Mr. Kennedy Sichiweza, also known as Susu, aged 32, residing at the aforementioned address.

These individuals were found in possession of a four-year-old girl child, whom they were attempting to sell.

The incident occurred on March 21, 2024, at approximately 18:00 hours in Makeni Villa area of Lusaka.

Investigations into the matter revealed that the first suspect is a stepfather of the child. It was established that on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at around 14:00 hours, in Misisi Compound, Lusaka, the three suspects agreed to sell the girl child to a named businessman trading and residing in Makeni Villa, Lusaka, for a sum of K100, 000=00.

On March 21, 2024, the suspects clandestinely removed the child from her mother aged 40, without her knowledge, and transported her to the intended buyer’s location in Makeni Villa, Lusaka.

The prompt intervention of law enforcement officers, following a tip-off from concerned members of the community and the purported buyer, prevented the completion of this heinous act.

At present, the three suspects, claiming to be cousins, are in police custody, pending further investigations.

The victim, has been taken to a safe home under social welfare, where she will receive the care and support she needs.

The Zambia Police Service reaffirms its commitment to combating human trafficking and ensuring the safety and protection of all individuals, particularly vulnerable children. We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities related to human trafficking to the authorities.

Rae Hamoonga
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

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