TRAFFIC COP IN VIRAL VIDEO DETAINED

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Administrative action has been instituted in the matter where a Traffic Police Officer was involved in an altercation with a motorist in a video that has gone viral.

This is in line with the recommendation by the Inspector General of Police to have the officer dismissed.

Police Public Relations Officer Esther Katongo has since identified the Police Officer as Constable Brian Nkhoma who has been detained and charged with the offence of Common Assault.

Mrs. Katongo explains in a statement to ZNBC news that when the victim, Devidas Rupnar aged 40, reached the junction of Lusaka’s Kalambo Road and Freedom Way on Monday, he was approached by a Traffic Police Officer identified as Constable Brian Nkhoma who ordered him to accompany him to the Police.

She said the officer is reported to have been infuriated and subsequently harassed the victim when he was requested to record his particulars.

Mrs. Katongo said the victim reported the matter to police and a statement was recorded.

She has since reminded Police Officers to always be professional and exercise restraint as they discharge their duties.

Meanwhile, Mrs. Katongo has informed the public that there are fake Facebook accounts that have been opened using particulars and pictures of Inspector General of Police, Kakoma Kanganja.

She said initial investigations have revealed that the accounts were opened from Nigeria.

Mrs. Katongo has advised members of the public to avoid falling prey to criminals who would want to defraud them using the fake accounts.



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