NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
ONE more person has been arrested in connection with the burning of Lusaka City Market, bringing the total number of the
suspected arsonists to 12.
Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja said in an interview yesterday that the 12 suspects are all in police custody and will remain there until investigations have been concluded.
“The matter is still under investigations. Once we have concluded, they will appear before the courts of law,” he said.
Mr Kanganja said police are optimistic that investigations will be concluded soon so that the suspects can be taken to court.
During a press briefing recently, Mr Kanganja said joint investigations by a team of officers from the Fire Brigade, Zambia Police Service and Zesco established that the fire at Lusaka City Market was caused by people with ill intentions.