Man-hunt launched after murder suspect Mohan escapes
An extensive man-hunt has been launched by police following
the escape yesterday of Inktek managing director Mohan Matthews, who is facing
charges of murder. And police service spokesperson Bonny Kapeso has confirmed
the arrest of two police officers and the prosecutor for criminal negligence
following the Mohan’s escape.
Mohan is reported to have escaped from
police custody after appearing for mention at the magistrate’s court complex in
He, and two others, are charged with the recent murder of a
Zambian businessman of Asian origin, who was tortured before being killed. The
deaceased’s body was found dumped in his vehicle in Lusaka’s industrial
And Kapeso said Commissioner of Police Graphael Musamba had
directed that three officers, including a public prosecutor, who were guarding
Mohan when he escaped, be arrested and charged with criminal
Kapeso said Mohan’s escape when he was being guarded by the
trio had raised suspicion hence the directive to arrest the officers.
explained that police procedure demanded that anyone facing a serious offence
such as murder be handcuffed and guarded at all times.
“It is shocking
therefore to learn that Mohan was casually left unguarded and before two female
police officers without taking police precaution regarding the murder suspect,”
He further disclosed that all border exits points were on
high alert as the police service as Mohan was a dangerous criminal who could use
disguised travel arrangements.