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Kitwe magistrate commits ‘Tokota boys’ to High Court for summary trial

A KITWE Magistrates’ Court has committed the 19 suspected Tokota boys to the High Court for the commencement of summary trial.

Limbikani Phiri, 18, David Katebe, 20, Lucky Mwaba, 20, Wisdom Chibwe, 20, Bill Mulenga, 20, Moses Chilambu, 21, Boniface Lubansa, 21, Prince Chikumbi, 20, Richard Siame, 20, Lazarus Zulu, 21, Kingsley N’gona, 24, Abraham Sikazwe, 22, Teddy Chilufya, 20, Bernard Chirwa, 25, Sydney Kasasa, 20, Doctor Simwimba, 34, Mills Mwaba, 28, Trust Sinkala, 19 and a 15-year-old all of Kitwe are charged with acts intended to cause grievous harm contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that on April 30, 2018, in Kitwe, all the 19 accused persons jointly and whilst acting together with intent to main, injure or disfigure did cause grievous harm to Cathebeck Nkonde.

In count two, the nineteen accused persons are charged with unlawful wounding and poisoning contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that on April 30, 2018, in Kitwe, jointly and whilst acting together with intent to injure or annoy, all nineteen accused persons caused Cathebeck to eat his own faeces.

And in count three, they are charged with kidnapping or abducting in order to subject a person to grievous harm contrary to the Laws of Zambia.

Allegations are that on April 30, 2018, in Kitwe, jointly and whilst acting together all nineteen kidnapped Cathebeck Nkonde in order to put him in danger and to subject him to grievous harm.

Chief resident magistrate Yvonne Nalomba told the suspects that the court received instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to refer their case to the High Court.

Magistrate Nalomba said the DPP had indicated that the case was to be trailed by the court.

“We have received instructions from the DPP that the case is indeed proper for commencement of trial by the High Court and I am hereby committing you to the High Court,” said magistrate Nalomba.

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