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TWO residents of Chirundu’s Chibamba village have dragged a Zambia police inspector to court for alleged unlawful detention of over 100 days after they were suspected of being behind the murder of a man of the same area.

Peter Manyuchi and Foster Manyuchi jointly sued Chirundu Police Station Inspector Kosamu and the Attorney General Likando Kalaluka, claiming compensation and damages for the inconvenience caused due to the police inspector’s conduct.

In a statement of claim filed in the Lusaka High Court, the duo stated that on September 8, 2015, Inspector Kosamu apprehended them from the funeral house of Christopher Simulonde (the deceased) and were detained at Chirundu Police Station for investigations into the latter’s death.

The duo claimed that they were detained for 114 days without being charged for any offence.

They stated that on several occasions, they asked inspector Kosamu to give them the reason for their detention but his response was that ‘they would die in the cells if they did not say anything concerning the death of Mr Simulonde’.

They lamented that as a result of the detention, they had suffered damage, loss, pain, humiliation and mental stress.

The two are now claiming compensation for unlawful detention, damages for inconveniences caused to them due to inspector Kosamu’s conduct, costs and incidentals to the suit and any other relief the court may deem fit.

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