The Zambia Police Service has arrested five male suspects in George Compound and charged them with Malicious Damage to Property. The suspects are currently detained in police custody awaiting court appearance.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says this happened when unruly youths aged between 21 and 25 years clashed yesterday between 15:00 and 19:00 hours. Houses in the surrounding vicinity had their window panes damaged.
Mrs. Katongo named those arrested as Kennedy Mbao, John Phiri, Cosmas Bwange, Joseph Phiri and Mwila Banda, all of George Compound. She said the cause of the clash is yet to be established. Mrs. Katongo further added that a sharp knife had been confiscated from one of the accused persons and is being kept as evidence.
She says there has been an increase in the number of complaints from members of the community concerning unruly youths terrorizing them. Mrs. Katongo said police have since embarked on an operation aimed at getting rid of such criminal elements from the community.