Tokota Boys Found with Case to Answer

Eighteen members of the notorious Tokota Boys gang have been found with a case to answer and put on their defence on all three charges.

One of the accused identified as Lazarous Zulu has been acquitted due to insufficient evidence against him.

Judge Timothy Katanekwa ruled that the court established a prima facie case against the 18 who have since been put on their defence on the three charges.

Meanwhile, the High Court also ruled that two of the 18 members put on defence be treated as juveniles after receiving results of the Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as ordered by the Court last month.

This is in a case where the 19 were charged with three counts of causing grievous harm, unlawful wounding and poisoning and kidnapping a juvenile contrary to the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that, in the first count the 19 are charged with acts intended to cause grievous harm contrary to section 224 (a) of the Penal Code Chapter 87 of the laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the first court are that the 19 suspects on the 30th of April 2018 in Kitwe District, whilst jointly acting together with other persons unknown intent to maim, disfigure or disable did cause grievous harm to a male juvenile.

In the second count, they are charged with unlawful wounding or Poisoning Contrary to section 232 (b) of the penal code of chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Particulars of the offence are that the 19 suspects on the 30th of April 2018 whilst acting together with intent to injure or annoy, caused noxious things namely faeces to be taken the Juvenile.

In the last count the 19 are charged with kidnapping or abducting in order to subject person to grievous harm contrary to section 257 of the penal code of the Laws of Zambia.

The matter has since been adjourned to tomorrow, 9th October, 2018 for defence.

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