Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja yesterday said police have arrested 11 people in connection with the burning of city market.
Strangely, Kakoma did not mention the names of the suspects except to boast that now police had powers to detain suspects for as long as they wish.
Normally, Whenever the police arrest someone, they give full names, residential address and suspected offence. Then they say will appear in court soon. But not on city market fires, maybe it’s part of state of emergency measures.
But the Watchdog has learnt that the police went to Livingstone and arrested vocal UPND youths and took them to to Lusaka. These are the people the police will parade as city market arsonists. The truth however seems to be that the market was torched by PF cadres who were fighting over party issues.
Here are some of the names of the people who were arrested from Livingstone two days ago and incarcerated in various Lusaka jails:
4.Joseph(this one is an army officer who was arrested together with a UPND youth who was found near shoprite)
1.Kataya chihinga(held at Lusaka central police station)
2.Mainza(woodlands police station)
3.Chileshe mulenga(Emasdail police station)