Pe­tauke United of­fi­cial sues cop, At­tor­ney Gen­eral

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By CHINTU MALAMBO AN EX­EC­U­TIVE mem­ber of Pe­tauke United Foot­ball Club has sued a po­lice of­fi­cer at the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion and the At­tor­ney Gen­eral for con­tempt and false im­pris­on­ment.

In a state­ment of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, Mr Sam­son Zulu claims that Con­sta­ble Zimba, the agent of the At­tor­ney Gen­eral un­law­fully ar­rested him on charges of con­duct likely to cause breach of peace.

Mr Zulu says that while in Pe­tauke, as the ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber of the Foot­ball club, he was given the re­spon­si­bil­ity to pay two po­lice of­fi­cers help­ing with the club’s ac­tiv­i­ties.

He says con­sta­ble Zimba who was not a mem­ber of the ex­ec­u­tive sur­pris­ingly de­manded to be paid as well and in­cluded as the third po­lice of­fi­cer to be paid.

Mr Zulu says that he li­aised with the coach who also con­firmed that he was sup­posed to pay two po­lice of­fi­cers only.

It was at this point that con­sta­ble Zimba fol­lowed him in the ground where he started in­sult­ing him and even pep­per sprayed him in the process.

When he ex­plained the is­sue to the of­fi­cer in charge, no ef­fort was made to con­trol the sit­u­a­tion.

“I was sur­prised that con­sta­ble Zimba fol­lowed me in the ground and started in­sult­ing me, be­fore I knew it, I was pep­per sprayed. I tried to com­plain to the of­fi­cer in charge over the same mat­ter as ad­vised by his fel­low po­lice of­fi­cers but to no avail,” he said.

He fur­ther said that con­sta­ble Zimba pinned him down and in the process, he lost K34, 000 even af­ter he tried to rea­son with him.

Mr Zulu claimed that he was treated with odium and con­tempt in the eyes of the pub­lic and that Con­sta­ble Zimba in­flicted bod­ily re­straint on him with­out any law­ful jus­ti­fi­ca­tion.

He added that he was made to pay K50 to be out of the cells with­out ap­par­ent rea­son.

Mr Zulu, how­ever said that in the in­ter­est of peace law and or­der, he was seek­ing the courts in­dul­gence of the mat­ter

He is fur­ther de­mand­ing ex­em­plary dam­ages and any other re­lief that the court may deem fit.

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