Police launch hunt for businessman killer

Police has staged a man hunt for bandits that killed a Kabwe businessman and his Security Guard at Lion of Judah shop in Makululu Compound of Central Province.

Speaking in a telephone interview with ZANIS this morning, Central Province Commanding Officer Stella Libongani said Police is looking for the killers of Webby Simpokolwe aged between 30 and 32 years and his security guard, Johnson Lubenge who were shot dead by armed robbers with two AK-47 rifles around 19:00 pm on Sunday at the same shop.

Ms. Libongani however said the manhunt was not only targeted at killers of Mr. Simpokolwe and Mr. Lubenge but assailants of many other innocent people who may have died as a result of the criminals that were terrorising the Compound.

She noted that in the recent past, crime had continued to escalate in Makululu Compound leaving many innocent people dead despite the security measures that security wings had put in place to mitigate crime.

The Commanding Officer assured the people of Makululu Compound that Police had heard their heartfelt cry and would do everything in its power to ensure that justice prevailed.

Ms. Libongani further appealed to the public to assist police apprehend the criminals and further urged anyone with evidence leading to the arrest of those culprits to report to the nearest police station so that the criminals could be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, a salesman at the same shop, Giliat Chizola who was hit by a stray bullet during the shooting is still nursing injuries at Kabwe General Hospital .

Hospital authorities said Mr. Chizola was in a stable condition and may soon be discharged.


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