Still born ‘thief’ nabbed

...LCC gets suspect for exhuming stillborn babies

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NOEL IYOMBWA Writes

THE Lusaka City Council (LCC) has apprehended one suspect in connection with the exhuming of still born babies at Chingwerecemetery.

LCC public relations manager George Sichimba confirmed the arrest in a statement. He said that the suspect was apprehended by alert LCC workers on Friday last week around 18:00 hours before being handed over to police.

Mr Sichimba explained that the suspect led police and LCC workers to his hideout where baby clothes and broken coffins were found adding that the suspect is in police custody as investigations have continued.

On 28th July, 2020 LCC learnt with shock that some unscrupulous people were exhuming bodies of still born at Chingwere cemetery for unknown motives.

To curb the vice, LCC in conjunction with Zambia Police and community leadership devised patrol measures in the cemetery.

“The measures put in place are slowly bearing fruits following the apprehending of one suspect.

“LCC hopes that the law will take its course on the suspect so that the offender and the offenders could learn a lesson.

“Patrols will continue and members of the public should be warned that loitering in cemeteries at awkward hours is dangerous as they risk being apprehended,” he said.

The local authority is appealing to members of the public that they should be vigilant and report all illegal activities happening in the cemeteries to Council or Police.

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