Eight people are in the hands of police in Chiradzulu for allegedly being suspected of being in the for-front of the mob that “gruesomely” hacked to death a police officer on August 25 this year.
Chiradzulu Police Publicist James chalemba confirmed of the arrest and said the eight were arrested in a pre-dawn raid in Ndalama village in the area of senior chief Chitera on Wednesday morning.
“This operation was so critical and dangerous because a lot of people in this particular area have a predisposition to stage violent confrontations, especially against the police”, said Kalemba.
The suspects will appear in Court soon to answer murder charges contrary to section 209 of the Penal Code.
The late officer, Andrew Chiyesa of Namadzi police post, was hacked to death using machetes by a village mob in Ndalama village.