Thursday, November 08, 2012

Police detain 4 for transporting copper using fake documents

Police detain 4 for transporting copper using fake documents
By Ndinawe Simpelwe
Wed 07 Nov. 2012, 16:40 CAT

CENTRAL Province police commissioner Joyce Kasosa has been transferred to Lusaka Province in the same capacity to take over from newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police Dr Solomon Jere.

And four people have been detained, among them a foreign national, for transporting copper without proper documents. Police public relations officer Elizabeth Kanjela stated that Muchinga Province police commissioner Standwell Lungu will take over from Kasosa in Central Province.

President Sata recently appointed Dr Jere as Deputy Inspector General of police to assist Inspector General Stella Libongani.

Meanwhile, Kanjela stated that police in Lusaka are looking for a maid only known as Elina for robbery.

Kanjela stated that the incident happened on November 5 in Kamwala's Madras area.
She stated that Elina attacked her boss identified as Sashikala Sunaram Grilam aged 40 years with a cricket butt and ran away with K5 million and a passport belonging to the victim's relative.

The victim who sustained head injuries and a cut on the middle finger has been admitted to Coptic Hospital.

In Kabwe, one person died on the spot while 13 others sustained multiple injuries in a road traffic accident on Mukobeko Road. The accident happened when, Binwell Nyimbili, the driver of a Toyota Hiace registration number ACJ 9477 lost control and hit a tree. The deceased has been identified as Greenwell Sibanda, 46, of Shuputa village of chief Chipepo.

Sibanda's body is lying in Kabwe General Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem while the injured are admitted to the same hospital. Meanwhile, police assistant public relations officer Esther Mwaata Katongo stated that police in Mongu have impounded a truck carrying copper with fake documents.

"In Mongu, we have impounded a Volvo truck registration number AAL 1951 which was carrying copper with fake documents and had no clearance from police. According to the driver, the truck was coming from North Western Province," stated Katongo. "The copper has been sent for tests to ascertain its genuineness."



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