THREE Malian business executives in Kitwe have been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for bribing four police officers with K5,000 to discontinue a case of motor vehicle theft.
Oumar Gambi, 57, of Parklands, Yelly Douloure, 45, of Riverside and 58-year-old Bou Baka also of Riverside were apprehended during a surveillance operation by ACC in collaboration with the police.
ACC acting public relations manager Dorothy Mwanza said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that the trio, while acting together, corruptly offered and gave K5,000 to four officers as an inducement to
discontinue a case of a stolen Toyota Fortuner.
Meanwhile, a 68-year-old man of Kapiri Mposhi has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl of the same area.
Simon Kalangwa, a peasant farmer of Mofya Village in Chief Mukonchi, was allegedly found having sex with the young girl in the bush around 14:00 hours last Sunday.
Central Province Police Commissioner Lombe Kamukoshi said investigations had revealed that the old man, who is currently in custody, had been having sex with the minor since last year.
And police in Lusaka have found remains of a female officer from the Flying Squad who went missing last month.
The officer, identified as Constable Catherine Dakwa of Kamwala, went missing on June 2 before her body was discovered in a decomposed state on Tuesday in a maize field behind Mumana Primary
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda said the results of a post-mortem which was conducted on the scene indicated that Constable Dakwa was murdered.
Ms Chanda said police had since instituted investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, a second-year Zambian student at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China has died after a short illness.
Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education spokesperson Hillary Chipango said Yanick Sanga, 2,4 died on July 10, 2015 after an illness.