Nakonde man holds four year old girl for K2, 000 ransom


Nakonde man holds four year old girl for K2, 000 ransom

A FOUR year old girl of Nakonde district in Muchinga Province has been abducted by a man who is demanding a K2, 000 ransom for her release.

Gift Mweemba, of Mukoma village, was abducted on Thursday around 09:00 hours while she was with her eight year old older brother, Ishmael Mweemba.

The two children, who share the same father but have different mothers, were on their way to take their mother’s phone for charging when the girl was abducted.

Her step-mother, Mwansa Chola, 24, had sent her together with Ishmael to take her phone for charging at the house of Annie Kasonde, who is their neighbour.

But on their way, they met an unknown man who promised to buy them some sweets.
The children naively followed the man to the shops, where he sent Ishmael away to find a way of escaping with the girl.

When Ishmael went back to where he left the stranger with his sister, he realised that the man had run away with his sister and started crying.

The boy’s uncle, Arnold Chishala, 24, found Ishmael crying and took him back home, where he narrated what had transpired.

Muchinga Province police commanding officer Kaunda Mubanga said, in an interview, that the family later received a phone call from the suspect, who demanded K2, 000 ransom.

The suspect told the family that he would only release the girl after being paid K2, 000.

“The family later reported the incident to the police, who are using the number the suspect used to call to trace his location,” he said.

Mubanga added that the police are working with the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to trace the suspect.

He said the police have already established the location of the suspect and will soon move in to arrest him.

Credit: Zambia Daily Mail


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