Police have hidden the identity of another overzealous traffic police officer who last week bashed into another man’s Toyota Harrier in Kabwe and quickly fled the scene. Central province commissioner of police Lombe Kamukoshi has told the media that the matter has been dealt with administratively but Zambian Watchdog has dug deeper and established that he is Fabiano Banda.
An overzealous Banda, while driving a Police Highway patrol vehicle hit into Sampa but ran away from the scene prompting people to a near protest. The police initially wanted to intimidate the owner of the vehicle but after having failed, it has been reported that Banda was asked to repair the damaged vehicle and later paid some compensation but police want to keep it hidden.
But some of his workmates and Watchdog sources have said that Banda was still working and in high spirits. Banda’s accident happened barely a week after another traffic police officer in Kitwe’s Miseshi area hit and killed a four year old child and amputated the mother’s leg.