Police launch manhunt for a suspect who kidnapped a child in Lusaka

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POLICE in Lusaka have launched a manhunt for a man identified as Jonathan Mubanga for allegedly stealing a five year old girl.

The child has since been retrieved from her purported abductor who abandoned her in Shimabala.

It is alleged that on August 15, the child was reported stolen from John Howard Township after suspect identified as Jonathan Mubanga approached two women identified as Beauty Nayame aged 24 and Edna Dina Chibesa aged 24 both of John howard compound that he wanted a female juvenile to feature in a video he was shooting.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said the two women went with the child into town so that she can feature in the video but upon reaching down town the suspect demanded that the child needed to have her hair done and wear new clothing. Mr. Hamoonga said police instituted Investigations into the matter and later incorporated Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) and with the aid of a Tracking System Device was used to locate the person who was keeping the Child in Shimabala area of Kafue District.

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