LUSAKA, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Zambian government said Thursday that it has instituted investigations into reports of alleged sexual abuse of female police recruits at a police training center.
Last week, a retired senior police officer revealed that there was rampant sexual abuse of new female police recruits at Lilayi Police Training College situated on the outskirts of the southern part of Lusaka, the country's capital.
The unnamed officer said in an article circulated widely on various social media platforms that he slept with hundreds of female police trainee officers.
Minister of Home Affairs Stephen Kampyongo said the ministry has launched investigations after his office was inundated with queries regarding the revelations by the officer.
"It is sad to receive such allegations as minister of home affairs, which are demeaning to female police trainees who have strived to achieve a lot as officers," he told reporters during a press briefing.
"We shall get back to the public and inform them about the outcome of this investigation. And we are not going to spare those behind the wrong if it is found to be true," he added.
He has since appealed to people with evidence-based information to channel it to the head of the Zambia Police Service.
The Zambian minister however went on say that the claims were only meant to destroy the police training college, adding that police training colleges in the country were regulated by a code of conduct.