… “Chilombwana” is said to have been terrorizing communities in Kalomo and Zimba by engaging in rape, arson, wounding, and assault cases
By Scoop Reporter
POLICE in Southern Province are holding a suspect identified as Lucky Kaluwe aged 19 years commonly known as Chilombwana alleged to be behind a spate of heinous crimes.
Kaluwe is said to have engaged in heinous crimes such as rape, unlawful wounding, arson, and assault experienced in Zimba and Kalomo Districts of Southern Province.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo says the suspect was apprehended by members of the public in Chilobe area of Chief Sipatunyana in Zimba District yesterday and handed over to police today by Mapatizya Member of Parliament, Clive Miyanda.
“The suspect who had been on the police wanted list is alleged to have been armed with a Machete each time he committed offences and was relocating to other places after committing offences. The suspect was handed over to police on August 4, 2020 at about 05:30 hours by the Member of Parliament for Mapatizya, Clive Miyanda.
“The suspect is charged with one count of arson, five counts of unlawful wounding and three counts of Rape. He is detained in custody and will appear in court soon. We wish to commend members of the public in Chilobe area for acting swiftly in apprehending the suspect and we call on all those who could have been victims of attacks by the suspect to report to police,” Ms. Katongo said.