Cop who denied pregnant woman bond arrested

A police woman who denied police bond to a pregnant woman resulting in her giving birth to a baby boy while in custody has been arrested in Kasama.

And a fugitive police officer, who is alleged to have defiled a 14-year old girl of Nkolemfumu Village has also been arrested.

Police sources revealed both developments to ZANIS in Kasama today. They said the police woman was apprehended this morning and has been charged for being negligent whilst on duty.

Police said the officer would appear in court once investigations in the matter are completed.

Yesterday, Inspector General of Police Francis Kabonde directed the northern division police command to immediately arrest the police woman who allowed an expectant mother to deliver in custody after denying her police bond.

Mr. Kabonde, who ordered for the prosecution of the officer, also dismissed claims that the woman gave birth in police cells.

On Tuesday, last week, a 27-year-old pregnant woman allegedly gave birth to a baby boy while in custody at Kasama police station.

The incident happened after the expectant mother was denied police bond by a named police woman on duty.

Meanwhile, a named police officer, who went into hiding after allegedly defiling a 14-year-old girl of Nkolemfumu village has been arrested and put in custody at Kasama police station.

Police sources said the suspect was apprehended in Mpika yesterday and would soon appear in court for defilement.

Efforts to get a comment from Northern province police commanding officer Charles Lungu failed.

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