On 4th March 2022, the Patriotic Front Facebook Page published an article claiming that Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister Hon. Jack Mwiimbu said that some police officers were behind the armed robberies that occurred in Lusaka and Copperbelt Province. The article attracted a lot of comments on Facebook as it contradicted the roles of the Zambia Police.
The Fact-Checking Process has established as true the claim stating that Jack Mwiimbu said some police officers are behind the armed robberies that have occurred in Lusaka and Copperbelt Province.
During the commemoration of the Zambia Police Day celebration that was held in Lusaka Province on 4th March 2022, Hon. Jack Mwiimbu who graced the event said the government was aware of the criminal activities that are instigated by some Zambia Police Officers. In his speech, he explained that the Police Officers who are involved in armed robbery activities that are happening in Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces should not be allowed to remain in the Police Service. However, there is not enough evidence in the public domain to verify whether or not some police officers are involved in the armed robberies because this can only be proved by investigative institutions such as The Anti-Corruption Commission and the Zambia Police. However, Jack Mwiimbu indeed claims some police officers are instigating the armed robberies.