Four Suspected UPND Members Arrested For Assaulting Former Members Who Defected To Pf In Mansa

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POLICE in Mansa have arrested and charged four suspected members of United Party for National Development (UPND) with the offences of Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm and Unlawful Confinement.

This was after Police received a report that some suspected UPND members were fighting amongst themselves at their campaign house situated in Kabuta area within Mansa District.In a statement, police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale said when police officers rushed to the scene, they found seven people locked inside one of the rooms.”The incident occurred on July 28, 2021 around 15:00 hours in Kabuta area of Mansa District.

Preliminary investigations revealed that seven suspected UPND members gathered at a house in Spark Extension with a view of defecting from their party to the Patriotic Front. Upon receiving the report of their defection, the suspected UPND security followed them and started beating them up.

They later took them to their campaign house in Kabuta area and unlawfully confined them against their wish,” Mr Mwale said. He said police managed to rescue the victims and conveyed them to Mansa Central Police station where they complained of having been assaulted and money amounting to K 1,000 cash including their mobile cellular phones were grabbed from them.

Mr Mwale said those arrested have been identified as Emmanuel Kasote aged 47 of Spark Extension, Enerst Mwansa aged 27, Kingfred Ng’andu aged 40 and Mufaya Kelly aged 29 all of Mansa District.

He said the victims were issued with medical report forms while the suspects are detained in Police custody.

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