LUSAKA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING A CHILD
Chelstone Police has apprehended Jane Suzyo Banda aged 29 of John Howard compound for the offence of Child Stealing, following a report of a missing child that was reported on December 8,2023.
The child was retrieved today December 14,2023 around 10:30 hours at the suspects house in John Howard Compound.
Brief facts of the matter are that on December 13, 2023 around 16:45 hours police received information from a member of the public that an unknown girl was seen with the missing child in Chelstone police camp.
Police instituted investigations and managed to identify the person a juvenile aged 19 within Chelstone Police Camp.
Upon being interviewed she reviewed that on December 9, 2023 around 10:00 hours a woman who was selling dry fish in the camp known as Jane Banda together with the missing child approached her, Jane then decided to leave the child with her with a view to go and sell fish within the camp of which she only came back after three hours and left with the child.
Later on December 13, 2023 around 18:50 hours within Chelstone area the suspect was apprehended and today on December 14, 2023 around 10:30 hours the suspect led the officers to her house where the child was retrieved.
The child has since been issued with a medical report form and taken to the hospital for a medical check-up.
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER.