Two Zambian Police Officers Have Been Arrested For Aiding Illegal Immigrants
Two Police officers and a business man have been found guilty by Mbala Magistrate Court of aiding illegal immigrants.
The three are Madonia Chikumbi 36, a police officer of Sikanze camp in Lusaka, Kafwa Kabwe, 38, a police officer of Lusaka’s Chilenje Township and Hilary Hamweene, 27, a businessman of Garden House.
The men are said to have aided and abetted 20 illegal immigrants of Ethiopian nationality, transporting them from the Nakonde border to Mbala district.
The 20 Ethiopians whom they aided were earlier deported after paying court fines having been convicted for unlawful entry into Zambia.
The trio whilst acting with other persons unknown knowingly did aid and abet illegal immigrants, contrary to section 46(1) (a) of the immigration and deportation act number 18 of the laws of Zambia.
When the matter came up for ruling, the court sentenced the three to two years imprisonment with hard labour after taking into consideration their mitigation.