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Illegal possession of ivory lands 7 men in court


TWO soldiers, a farmer, a machine operator, two businessmen and an electrician have been dragged to court over alleged illegal possession of elephant ivory worth about K100,000. The accused are West Ng’andu, 44, a business executive of Lusaka West, Kutekisha Nalikena, 24, a farmer of Kakula village, and Imran Muchindu, 32, an electrician of Bauleni Township. Others are Kelvin Mwape, 39, a businessman of Bauleni Township, Benson Kombe, 40, a soldier of L85 military camp, Mbala, and Pritchard Mwenda, 42, also a soldier of Appolo in Lusaka. The last accused is Kelvin Kandela, 26, a machine operator of Lusaka West. The suspects are charged with illegal possession of a protected animal. It is alleged that sometime this year, the accused had in their possession four elephant ivories valued at K90,000. The suspects allegedly did not CLICK TO READ MORE