POLICE on the Copperbelt have arrested United Party for National Development (UPND) Kwacha constituency youth chairperson Lingo Nyirenda along with two women in Kitwe for malicious damages to property.
Mr Nyirenda, 46-years-old along with the two suspects and other youths are alleged to have disrupted a donation by Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Joe Malanji at Bulangililo Clinic in Kitwe.
Police have since warned unruly youths that police will not condone lawlessness.
Copperbelt Province Commanding officer Sharon Zulu said that the incident occurred on Tuesday at Bulangililo Clinic as Mr Malanji was donating furniture.
“Be informed that Riverside Police Station has arrested one suspect Lingo Nyirenda aged 46, also a UPND Kwacha Constituency Youth Chairman of house No. 277 Bulangililo Township. The same will appear in court soon. We also have in custody two women, making the total of suspects apprehended three,” she said.
Ms Zulu said during the donation, one vehicle ended up having its windscreen shattered by the suspects and other youths.
“Police will not condone such unruly behaviour on the province. Police will ensure law and order prevails by ensuring that people and property are protected,” she said.
She however, advised MP’s to ensure that they informed police when they were carrying out activities in their respective constituencies so that they could be of assistance for security purposes.
“MPs should not misinterpret the call by police to inform them whenever they have engagements in their constituencies to mean police is asking them to get permit to engage their electorates Police have no right to stop MPs from carrying out activities in their respective constituencies because its their duty to represent their people. We are only seeking that police should be told due to security reasons like in the case of unruly behaviour,” she said.
(Mwebantu, Saturday, July, 23rd, 2022)
Source — Mwebantu