NANCY SIAME, Lusaka
THE bounty for anyone with information leading to the arrest of people behind the recent spate of fires on public infrastructure has increased
from K300,000 to K500,000.
In a statement yesterday, police spokesperson Esther Katongo urged anyone with information leading to the apprehension of people behind acts of sabotage to any nearest police station.
“Additionally, a contact number will be given which the public can use to call in this regard,” Ms Katongo said.
She said the K500,000 reward is meant to encourage the public to join hands with police to ensure that perpetrators of such crimes are brought to book.
On Tuesday, unknown people set Lusaka City Market ablaze, destroying property worth millions of Kwacha. This was barely 48 hours after unknown people burnt power supply cables in Ndola plunging almost half of the city into darkness.
A fortnight ago, saboteurs damaged Zesco pylons in Kafue resulting in many parts of Lusaka losing electricity supply.