A RECENTLY-transferred senior police officer from Lusaka to Mumbwa district in Central Province is currently languishing in the filthy holding cells of Mumbwa District Police for defiling a 13-year-old girl.
Superintendent in most police services, Zambia inclusive, is a prestigious senior rank whose holders are usually Officers-In-Charge or Division Unit Heads awaiting to enter the Commissioner rank.
However, for 59-year-old Superintendent Mathias Chafukwa, the honour of this rank did not extend to the area covered by his zip.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Chola Katanga has confirmed that Chafukwa was arrested on March 18 for defiling a minor the previous day and has been detained since.
At the sight of a grasshopper thigh of 13-year-old pupil with a pack of jiggies, Chafukwa threw away the honour of his ranks.
The senior officer viewing a chest as flat as a ruler in a set forgot the pain he had gone through slamming his foot on the ground in a million salutes for the ranks.
Just as he had done during his days in the traffic section, Chafukwa raised his hand and beckoned the little girl who was in the company of her friends into his house where he defiled her.
They had gone to his house to look for piece work.
Noticing what happened to their colleague, the other children alerted authorities.
At the news of his grotesque sin, the police command dispatched constables angry for missing out on promotions to pick up their senior officer.
The young officers with boots grabbed Chafukwa by his loosened belt and dragged from him from his den of sin with his zip barely closed.
As he was being dragged across Low Density Compound where he resides to the cells, Chafukwa pleaded with the Junior officers to remember how he assigned them to traffic instead of the hot entrance of the bank; but even that was not enough as he was slammed shut in the cells.
By passers behind Mumbwa police cells are giving accounts of a loud voice wailing as the criminals he put behind bars have turned him into a punching bag.
©Kalemba March 25, 2021