Stop extrajudicial killings – Msoni

Filed under: Breaking News,Politics |

All People’s Congress Party  President Nasson Msoni has described the death a Kitwe youth in police custody as an extrajudicial killing by the state.

Commenting on the death of a Kitwe Taxi driver Oscar Sakala who died in custody last week, Msoni said the death of the youth can only be described as extrajudicial killing and that the denial by the police is shameless and a move to disentangle themselves from the crime.

He said the degree of culpability through concealment is extremely serious and is essentially tantamount to being an accomplice in the murdering of the young man who was full of life.

“The sustained murdering of young people lately by the police has become a regular daily feature and continues to go unabated as no police officer has yet been brought to book.

“This is clearly extrajudicial killing by the state.  This is lawlessness at the maximum by definition as we know it.

“The shameless denial and attempt to extricate themselves  by asserting that the victim committed suicide when in fact not is extremely wicked and outright criminal behaviour and cannot go unpunished,” he said.

He questioned how many other victims have similarly been killed by police through claiming fake suicide.

“The police cannot be the law unto themselves. Every one must be held accountable in their actions.

“We think the statement issued by the police must be treated and seen in the context of an attempt to subvert and defeat the course of Justice.

“It is our expectation that prompt and speedy action will be taken against erring officers before the entire reputation of the police service is completely destroyed,” he said.


One Response to Stop extrajudicial killings – Msoni

  1. I agree with you 100%. Zambia has became a police state, humanrights violation have become rampant, justice has stumbled in the street. May the Almighty God Jehovah never sit silently while so much innocent blood is poured without justice to the victims, I pray.

    Life Experience
    November 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Start: 2019-07-01 End: 2019-07-31