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SHIBUYUNJI SEARCH WASN’T TARGETED AT ANYONE – POLICE

Lusaka ~ Mon, 22 Feb 2021

By Brightwell Chabusha

The Zambia Police Service has said the searches conducted on various premises in some parts of the country, including a household in Shibuyunji district, were not targeted at anyone.

Police spokesperson Mrs Esther Katongo stated that police are mandated by law to conduct a search on any premises or person on reasonable suspicion that anything which is necessary in the criminal justice system may be found

“Police on 12th February, 2021 conducted searches on various premises in some parts of the country, among them was a household in Shibuyunji District. The search was conducted by police officers from Police Service Headquarters and was not limited to Shibuyunji but various other places. Police are by law mandated to conduct a search on any premises or person on reasonable suspicion that anything which is necessary in the criminal justice system may be found,” Mrs Katongo stated.

”On the day the search was conducted in Shibuyunji, police had simultaneous searches. We want to put it clear that the operation was not aimed at harassing or persecuting any individual as it is being reported in some sections of the media.”

 

8 Comments

  1. Zedpoorpeople

    Hopefully this is not how the cyber Security Bill will be enforced.

    • Mutale Kapeya

      The Police searched a village in Shibuyunji……Iam not comlaining. Why are others complaining? Akanwa ka milandu…..

  2. Chelsealiation

    Police as professionals you are have been turned into baby diepers, you should have shame. Which other places was searched and for what reason? Where did you get that information to search the some places and what did you found? You don’t need to accept that you are a PF branch to persecute political opponents because everyone can see. The all entire police institution under PF you have lost morals and integrity.

  3. Razor

    First you totally deny that they were police officers. After being caught for your lies now you admit that they were police but targeting different areas. How many times are you going to lie va police. Don’t you have a conscience as human beings? No wonder people have totally lost confidence in the police.

  4. Bukada bubi

    You should have donated that fuel to ferry the critically sick to hospitals. Wasted resources.

  5. Cougar Bondie

    Useless and clueless rhetoric.

  6. Harry Phiri

    Continue with your hard work ZP. It is what is keeping us very safe and free to even post the nonsense that some people heaping on you.

  7. CS

    Esther Katongo must understand that he is not speaking to kids who can believe anything he says. Why did they specifically choose to search the relatives of an opposition leader they have been trying to arrest for past 5 years? Coincidence?

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