May 6, 2024 –

Police in Lusaka have arrested a suspected leader of a notorious gang which has been causing mayhem around Shadrecks traffic lights in Matero Township.

In a statement today, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale said the 28-year-old leader, identified as Gift Banda, infamously known as Black Fish, of unknown house number in Matero township, was found beating a 33-year-old man of Matero township whom he grievously assaulted.

He said the victim sustained a swollen forehead, cuts on the lips and was profusely bleeding from the nose.

Mr. Mwale noted that Police officers, while on patrol in Lusaka’s Shadrecks compound on May 5, 2024 around 11:00 hours, found a mob near Shadrecks Bridge and later discovered that someone was being beaten while people were watching.

He said upon seeing Police presence, the suspect ran away but officers gave chase and managed to apprehend him and he was found with undisclosed amount of marijuana on him.

Mr. Mwale stated that the victim was rushed to the Hospital where he is currently admitted while the suspect is detained in custody waiting be formally charged and police are yet to establish the reason behind the assault of the 33-year-old man.

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