Regarding the video which has gone viral on social media involving a female traffic police officer, facts are that as traffic police officers were conducting traffic patrols in Kabulonga area of Lusaka, they noticed a minibus driver making a wrong turn at Kabulonga Chindo Traffic Lights and this is how officers followed him. After realising that he was being followed, he decided to park in front of Kabulonga Girls Secondary School gate. One female officer was assigned to get on the bus by other officers and advised the minibus driver to leave the passengers who were on board at a nearest bus stop near the filling station and make arrangements for them to jump on another bus but the driver decided to drive away towards Kalikiliki and left the officer near American Embassy.
This happened on Tuesday 06th December, 2016 around 15 00 hours. Apparently , the same driver later abandoned the bus in Garden Compound on Mumbwa road and ran away together with his conductor. The bus was then surrendered to police by other bus drivers who had heard what had transpired.
We have launched a manhunt for the driver and his conductor, the man a blue shirt because their behaviour is uncalled for and is tantamount to criminality.
ESTHER MWAATA KATONGO
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER