Police in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, on Wednesday arrested a 50-year-old foreigner for killing dogs and letting them rot in his house.
The man, believed to be a British national of Nigerian origin, has been charged with being cruel to animals.
Danny Mwale, the Police Deputy Spokesperson, said the Police arrested the man after receiving information from a member of the public.
The informant said the foreigner was killing animals and letting them rot and form maggots.
He is allegedly using the maggots for unknown purposes.
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Mwale said that a search at the house by a combined team of officials from the Police, Immigration department and Local Authority discovered three cages in one of the rooms.
The cages contain four pieces of dog carcasses in a rotten state with several flies.
The premises installed with several surveillance cameras had 14 live dogs within the yard, the Police spokesperson said in a statement.
The Police have since detained the foreigner, who lives alone at the house. (Xinhua)
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