Fugitive Cop surrenders himself.
Written by Millennium on July 10, 2019
SIMON MUNTEMBA writes
A fugitive police officer, Edwin who had been on the wanted list in connection with the murder of his fellow officer Constable Lenox Kapila in Lusaka’s Kaunda Square area has handed himself at Chipata Central Police Station in Eastern Province.
Confirming the development to the Sun, Police public relations officer Esther Katongo said Constable Kabasiya was currently detained in custody yet to be brought to Lusaka.
Kasiya allegedly shot his fellow police officer at Munali who had on January 4, this year refused to arrest a member of the public who had differed with the suspect.
This was after Kabasiya and wife took a television set which needed to be repaired and later be sold.
The suspect took a TV set to a named technician (TV repairer) within Kaunda Square and after some days, the technician paid a deposit of K500 remaining with a balance.
And on January 4,2019 at around 20:00 hours, the wife to Kabasiya went to Munali Police Post to have the technician arrested because it had taken some time for him to pay the balance.
While at the police station, the suspect’s wife found Constable Kapila on duty who advised her to take civil litigation because the matter was civil, but the woman insisted that the technician be arrested.
After late Kapila stood his ground, a few minutes later, Constable Kabasiya appeared at Munali Police Post in uniform armed with an AK47 rifle.
He wanted to confirm if the technician was detained and he proceeded to check in the cells and in the Arrest and Prisoner’s Property Book (APPB) and he did not find the name of technician, then went outside where Constable Kapila was standing and started pestering him about the whereabouts of the technician . He was told that they had not arrested him.
Kabasiya insisted and started threatening Kapila that he was going to shoot him and later fired the gun.
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