Zambia: Kadobi, Lusambo, Maimisa Nabbed

POLICE in Lusaka have detained MMD Die Hard Youth wing national coordinator Bowman Lusambo alongside two other cadres for allegedly assaulting expelled party national secretary Richard Kachingwe a fortnight ago.

Mr Lusambo has been detained along with presidential office chairperson for party mobilisation Chiwele Maimisa and Scorpion Kadobi.

The trio yesterday handed themselves over for questioning at Lusaka Central Police Station around 10:30 hours in the company of lawyer Makebi Zulu of Fred Jere and Company.

On Friday last week, MMD Lusaka Province youth chairperson Watson Mtonga appeared in court on three counts of occasioning actual bodily harm on Major Kachingwe, MMD sympathiser Gregory Chifire and MMD national youth chairperson Tobias Kafumukache.

The three were received by Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer Frank Mumbuna yesterday.

Mr Mumbuna jokingly said he was "privileged" to meet Mr Kadobi whom he had just been reading and hearing about in the media.

The trio was locked up in a cell at 11:33 hours.

When contacted for comment, Mr Zulu said warn and caution statements were yet to be recorded from his clients.

Lusaka Province police chief Joyce Kasosa said in an interview yesterday that the trio had been detained pending being slapped with a charge before court appearance.

Ms Kasosa hinted that the three would be charged with assault, as was the case with Mr Mtonga.

"As at now, I cannot say the charge because our officers are still doing the paper work. But they (accused) are most likely going to be charged with assault," she said.

Maj Kachingwe was recently manhandled at the MMD secretariat after he invalidated the election of Nevers Mumba as party president on December 1, this year.

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