A 47-year-old Bishop of Holy Ghost Fire Ministries in Kitwe has been apprehended and detained at one of the police stations on the Copperbelt for allegedly having carnal knowledge of nine girls aged between 14 and 20.
Bishop Dominic Kanyika Nyundu is alleged to have engaged the girls in sexual encounters at the Kitwe council farm across the Kafue River on the pretext of removing ghosts from them.
Copperbelt Police commissioner Joyce Kasosa confirmed that Bishop Nyundu was apprehended after Police received a complaint about the alleged activities which occurred between 2010 and 2013.
Ms Kasosa said Bishop Nyundu had allegedly been having carnal knowledge of the nine girls aged between 14 and 20 on the pretext of removing ghosts from the girls’ bodies.
She said the complainant alleged that Bishop Nyundu used to apply milk on their bodies before having carnal knowledge of them.
“We have apprehended Bishop Dominic Kanyika Nyundu aged 47-years-old of Holy Ghost Fire Ministries in Kitwe who had carnal knowledge of nine girls aged between 14 and 20. This happened between 2010 and 2013 at the council farm at the mountain.
“He used to have carnal knowledge of the nine girls as a way of removing ghosts from them. He would apply milk on them and then have carnal knowledge of them. He is detained at one of the police stations in Kitwe,” Ms Kasosa said.
Ms Kasosa said police would investigate the matter.
Meanwhile, the Kitwe City Council (KCC) has threatened to break into the yard of a named police officer at the Kitwe Central Police, if he does not stop allowing his yard to be used by street vendors as a storage place for wooden bars.
The council is against the use of wooden bars popularly known as pallets by street vendors to display their merchandise in the city centre because the local authority thinks the pallets make the city look dirtier and uglier.
KCC Public Relations Manager Dorothy Sampa said the council was disappointed and angered that, while it was trying to bring order and sanity in the city by removing pallets, the police officer was using his yard as a storage place for the pallets.
Ms Sampa was speaking yesterday after council officers carried out their Tuesday programme of cleaning up the city centre.
“I talked to this officer and he promised to stop using his yard as storage place for pallets, but he has not stopped and so as a council, we are left with no option, but to expose him so that people can know him. “He is a Zambia Police Officer, who should always support the activities of the local authority, but he is doing something else. He is working with street vendors who have brought those wooden bars which are making the city uglier. Next time, we will break into his yard and confiscate the hidden pallets,” Ms Sampa said.
But, Kitwe District Police Commanding Officer Lizzie Peter Machina told the Daily Nation Reporter not to publish the story until she had made the investigations on the matter while saying the named officer had been transferred to the Protective Unit.
“The officer is not under Kitwe, he is working in Ndola under the PU, but the house is in Kitwe and so it means am in charge of the house. So do not publish the story, just let me do investigations on the matter,” Ms Machina said.