A-SIXTEEN-year-old boy of Chifubu Township in Ndola has been reported to police for allegedly forcing three boys aged eight, nine and 10 to have sex with a dog and scream 'sweet' to confirm their enjoyment.
The accused is alleged to have been forcing several other children into the act. He had been forcing them to scream 'sweet' and threatened them with death if they refused.
But one of the victims, the 10-year-old boy narrated to the mother about what had happened to him.
The boy revealed the identity of the teenager who was in the company of another boy aged 13 and invited him with two other boys to go and play near a stream in Chifubu Township last week.
The suspect with his friend later tied the three boys with black pieces of cloth on their faces, removed their clothes, brought a dog and forced them to take turns in having sex with it.
The boys who wanted to run away were threatened with death and had to continue doing the act with the dog while his friend held on to the animal's mouth.
"He threatened the boys not to say anything to anyone and also not to tell their parents and if that they did so they would die," said the mother.
But immediately they arrived at their respective homes, the 10-year-old boy shared the ordeal with the mother who rushed to the police station to report the matter.
One of the accused, the 13-year-old boy was immediately detained while the 16-year-old was reported to be on the run.
The victim was rushed to Arthur Davison Children's Hospital where he was said to have been given two injections and a report has not yet been released.
Acting Copperbelt Police commissioner Joyce Kasosa said she was still waiting to be briefed by the Ndola District Police commanding officer who had been tasked to investigate the matter.
"I am still waiting for a feedback from Ndola District Police commanding officer whom I asked to follow up the matter with Chifubu Police Station," she said.
And a civic leader in Kabwe was on Friday night allegedly held hostage for two hours by three suspected sex workers who demanded to be paid money for services they had rendered to him.
The three uncompromising prostitutes were alleged to have locked the civic leader's car and hid the keys, saying they would only release them after they had been paid an undisclosed amount of money.
Soccer fans who stayed on after watching the Chelsea-Bayern Munich Super Cup encounter on Friday night said the incident happened just after midnight and attracted scores of people, many of whom were drunk.
Kabwe Mine Township residents who reside near the bar where the incident happened were reported to have been awakened by the noise which forced them to go out and find out what was going on.
Those talked to said it was shameful that a man of his status could be found at such a place at an awkward hour.
They said much as civic leaders wanted to mingle with residents, there was a respectable way to do so.
The witnesses further said the civic leader was only rescued by a team of police officers around 02:00 hours, who threatened to lock up the sex workers. This prompted the women to surrender the car keys which one of them had hidden in her bra.
Efforts to get a comment from the civic leader failed as his mobile phone was switched off by Press time.
Meanwhile, two security guards are nursing bullet wounds after they were shot by suspected cattle rustlers who attempted to steal animals at a farm in Chisamba.
The incident happened on Friday around 16:00 hours at Langani as the armed criminals confronted the guards asking them to surrender a shotgun they had.
Central Province Deputy Commissioner of Police Edwin Bwanga said in the process, the security guards were shot.
He identified them as Christopher Misela, 44, who was shot in the chest and throat, and Martin Lungu, 34, who was shot in his right jaw.
Mr Bwanga said the bandits got away with a pump and the guards' shotgun.
He said that Police were investigating the matter but no arrests had been made.