A 12-year-old juvenile from Kaleya Station in Mazabuka District is in custody for allegedly stealing six free-range chickens valued at K600 from CDC Farm.
Southern Province Commissioner of Police, Auxensio Daka, tells Byta FM Zambia that the juvenile was detained after a complaint from Joe Hachintu, who noted that the suspect was in the company of three colleagues when the alleged crime was committed.
Daka, who notes that the other three juveniles are on the run, says two of the four chickens were recovered on 24th November, 2023, following a recovery operation.
He states that the parents of the 12-year-old in custody have been contacted over the issue.
The theft incident is said to have occurred on 08th November, 2023, around 02:30 hours, with the juvenile arrested on 23rd November while the recoveries were made on 24th November.