Prosecutor nabbed over Mohan escape
have arrested a public prosecutor while four officers assigned to guard Inktech
managing director, Mathew Mohan, who escaped from lawful custody, will be
charged and tried under a tribunal.
The public prosecutor has been
arrested for his failure to secure Mohan, who escaped from lawful custody on
The four officers who were assigned to guard Mohan will be
charged and tried under the police tribunal.
Mohan, who is facing a
charge of murder and obtaining money by false pretences, escaped at 13:30 hours
from police custody after appearing for mention in the Lusaka magistrates
Police spokesperson Bonny Kapeso said the prosecutor has been
arrested and charged with aiding Mohan to escape.
Mr Kapeso said in an
interview in Lusaka yesterday that the officer, who is in police custody, is
expected to appear in court today.
He said the police officers who were
left to guard Mohan are being interrogated on the matter.
effected the directive by the Commissioner of Police, Graphael Musamba, to
arrest those involved in this matter and the prosecutor is remanded in custody
and will appear in court today.
“He has been charged with aiding the
escape of the fugitive because under every procedure, every suspect facing
murder charges must be guarded strictly, and so one wonders why that happened,”
Mr Kapeso said.
He said Mohan is still on the run and that police have
launched a manhunt.
Mr Kapeso said the Police Service is confident that
it will arrest the fugitive because all officers, including those at border
points, have been alerted.
He appealed to members of the public with
information on the matter to report to the nearest police station.
among suspects who are alleged to have murdered a Lusaka businessman of Asian
And Police in Nchelenge have arrested six people in connection
with the burning of a house belonging to a presenter at a local radio station,
reports the Zambia News and Information Services.
Luapula Province police
chief, Auxencio Mbewe, said the six men were picked up at dawn in Kenani area
Mr Mbewe said the men are in police custody to help with
investigations into the case where Philip Kambiko lost property worth millions
of kwacha after unknown people burnt his house on Saturday night.
the suspected arsonists who were apprehended with the help of the community are
being held at Nchelenge police station.
Mr Mbewe paid tribute to members
of the public for the support rendered to the police in investigating the
It is suspected that Mr Kambiko’s house was burnt by people who
were not happy with his condemnation of destructive fishing methods being used
on Lake Mweru.
This was on one of his radio programmes.