All the suspects who were detained inside Woodlands police cells on the fateful day when police savagely murdered a Zambia Air Force – ZAF soldier Flight sergeant Mark Nchimunya Choongwa have had their cases dropped in exchange that they testify that the soldier was killed by other inmates and not police officers.
After beating sergeant Nchimunya to unconscious levels after being involved in a minor accident with one of their officers, police threw the soldier into the cells at woodlands police station and later came to pick him trying to take him to the hospital but died on the way. Four other people including a police officer from Kamfinsa who were in cells have since been implicated and charged with murder but ZAF intelligence officers have trashed the police findings linking the four to the death and want real culprits to be punished.
In spite of investigations being jointly done, police claim that the investigations in the murder of Sergeant Choongwa have been concluded and are now threatening media houses against publishing contrary to the fake findings.
Among those that were released were some who were arrested for serious offences like defilement, rape and aggravated robbery and were scheduled to appear in court but with this development those cases may be closed. However one police officer at Woodlands has disclosed that the freedom to the inmates was temporal and may be rearrested after using them in the evil scheme of testifying against their colleagues.