05TH DECEMBER, 2018 – Police in Mansa today 05th December, 2018 arrested three people for the offence of Human Trafficking. Those arrested are Silvia Lawrence aged 16 of Chamalawa village , Chief Mabumba of Mansa District, her brother Mulenga Lawrence aged 26 also of Chief Mabumba and Abigail Chama aged 25 of the same village who is also a traditional healer.
This was after police received a report from a concerned member of the public that there were people planning to sell a baby in Namwandwe area of Chief Mabumba.
When police rushed to the scene they discovered that Silvia Lawrence had already sold her biological baby aged one month to Abigail Chama, a traditional healer with the help of her brother Mulenga Lawrence at K1,500 and had already been paid K1,100 and an ltel phone. The two suspects were apprehended in Namwandwe area as they were planning to go to Mupita village along Tuta Road where they came from and initial investigations have revealed that the duo planned to deceive their relatives that the child died whilst in Mansa.
The suspects are detained in police Custody yet to appear in Court.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
ZAMBIA POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER