Letter to the Editor

Re-open Mwembeshi Police Post to curb crime

Dear editor,
I WOULD like to appeal to Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo and the police command to consider re-opening the Mwembeshi police post in Matero Constituency. The police post, once opened, will enhance security in the area, which at the moment is highly compromised.
Criminals have taken advantage of the absence of a police post in the area to attack the unsuspecting residents.
As if this is not bad enough, aggravated robbery has become the order of the day as some residents have lost their household properties as a consequence.
The police post was gutted in March 2015 by irate Zingalume residents following a spate of ritual murders of four male adults of Lusaka’s George Compound and the subsequent arrest of the suspected ritual murderers.
The suspected ritual murderers were detained at the said police post awaiting to be transferred to Lusaka Central Police Station, considering the gravity of the alleged crime committed.
When rumour circulated within Zingalume that the apprehended suspected ritual killers were due to be released, this irked some residents who resorted to setting the police post ablaze.
However, numerous calls have been made, requesting for the re-opening of the once gutted police post which has since been renovated by well-wishers such as companies and individuals through corporate social responsibility.

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