Arrest Petauke man for heinous crime -NGOCC

By Staff Reporter

The Non-governmental Gender Organization’s Coordinating Council (NGOCC) has called for the immediate arrest of a man from Petauke who committed a heinous crime by advertising a woman’s private parts on social media after allegedly raping her.

And police have launched investigations in the matter.

NGOCC Programmes Manager, Chilufya Siwale has described the man’s conduct as the worst form of humiliation against another fellow human – especially a woman.

Siwale has since called on residents of Petauke to help police identify the man.

“A video of a woman in a pink dress has gone viral after she was captured unconscious and naked, while the man took time to boast about how he was going to have a feast of an intercourse with her. The video has been widely condemned, while calls for the identification and arrest of the man have since emerged,” said Siwale

Police public relation officer Esther Katongo said the conduct of the unidentified man who filmed and posted the video on social media was not only inhuman but a violation of human rights and criminal.

“We are therefore appealing to the victim not to shy-away from the police as it has been the case in such matters but to avail herself to police so that a statement can be recorded from her. We further appeal to relatives of the victim and those that may know her, to encourage her to go to any nearest police station and give information on what transpired on the material day and further be counselled,” said Katongo

She has also called upon members of the public who could have information of the perpetrator of the heinous crime to report to the police.

“The Zambia Police will not relent in arresting all those that would want to commit crimes using social media and we are warning all would be offenders to stay away from such acts or risk being arrested and prosecuted. The perpetrator may be hiding today but he will not hide in perpetuity, soon he will be fished out. The same applies to all other cases involving abuse of cyber space,” she said.