Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba has extended the amnesty period to October 30, this month to enable people in possession of illegally acquired firearms to surrender to the police.
This follows the expiry of the one month firearm amnesty period announced by the Zambia Police Service which was from August 21 to September 21, this month.
Mr. Kajoba has also offered a token of K 1,000 to all those that that would furnish the police with information that would lead to the recovery of any illegally owned firearm as well as to those who would voluntarily surrender guns.
“Immunity from prosecution is guaranteed to the public who will voluntarily surrender illegally held firearms to the Firearms Registrar at Police Service Headquarters or any nearest police station,” he said.
Mr. Kajoba warned that anyone who will be found in possession of illegally acquired firearm after the expiry of the amnesty will be arrested and prosecuted for violation of provisions of the Firearms Act, Chapter 110 that guides on possession of firearms.
This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo.