Komboni radio owner denies assaulting policeman 


KOMBONI Radio Limited proprietor Lesa Kasoma appeared in the Lusaka Magistrates Court yesterday accused of assaulting a male police officer. Ms Kasoma, who appeared before Magistrate David Simusamba, denied the charge and told the court that she understood the charge leveled against her but said she did not assault the police officer. She was granted bail of K5,000 in her own cognizance with two working sureties from a reputable organization. Kasoma is in count one facing a charge of assault on police contrary to section 250 (b) of the laws of Zambia. It is alleged that Kasoma on October 5 this year did assault Constable Simon Chisanga while in the execution of his duties. According to sources, the officer was deployed to work at Komboni radio station situated in Lusaka’s Kamwala area when Kasoma went to the station to check on one of her security guards and asked the officers where his employee was. It was alleged that Kasoma was seen taking a video of the conversation she had with the officers and that when challenged Kasoma jumped into her vehicle and drover off. After some time Ms Kasoma allegedly went back to the station and pretended that she was not the one who had gone to the station earlier. Constable Chisanga confronted her and asked her why she took a video of the conversation she had with the officers.In the argument that followed Ms Kasoma allegedly bit Constable Chisanga on the right finger when he tried to arrest her. Other police officers apprehended Kasoma and took her to Kabwata police station where she was formally arrested and charged with assault.The matter was adjourned to a later date for commencement of trial.