PRELIMINARY investigations have revealed that late Dr Tasila Tembo’s boyfriend was notoriously violent as his first marriage ended when he brutally beat up his wife, locked her in the house to die and was later discovered by the neighbours who took her to the hospital.
And information has emerged that before her disappearance, Dr Tembo called her boyfriend to end the relationship but that did not go well with him.
The two were allegedly cohabiting for three years
Two weeks ago when Dr Tembo phoned her boyfriend that she was ending their relationship, Lt Mwaba travelled to Kasama to try and reconcile with her.
The couple then travelled back to Lusaka where Dr Tembo planned to inform her relatives about her decision to end the relationship.
However, on October 24, Lt Mwaba who had gone out arrived home at midnight and allegedly lied to his girlfriend that he wanted to go and pick up his car which was left at Total filling station on ibex main street.
He allegedly asked Dr Tembo to escort him using her motor vehicle. However, due to the rift that was there between the two, Dr Tembo asked her younger brother Lonjezo Tembo aged 30 to accompany them.
When they reached total filling station Lt Mwaba asked the brother in law to go and buy some beers and bread from the shop but when he went back he found that they had left and immediately their phones were switched off.
Meanwhile, preliminary investigations conducted so far reveals that that Lt Mwaba has been to Mazabuka and Nampundwe.
Further, Road Development Agency has been written to conduct a search at toll gates to show where he might have headed.
A 31-year-old nurse of Kitwe allegedly raped while on duty in ward, police say
A 31-YEAR-OLD nurse of Kitwe has allegedly been raped by her workmate, a clinical officer while on duty.
It is alleged that incident happened at Care well private clinic in Nkana East while the victim was working when a clinical officer identified as Mathew Fwalanga took advantage of her.
Copperbelt Deputy Commissioner of Police Bothwell Namuswa has confirmed the incident in an interview.
Mr Namuswa said the suspect remained behind to study after he knocked off from work.
He said the victim asked to use the suspect’s phone but as she returned it, Fwalanga grabbed her hand and twisted her right hand from behind, pulled her into the ward.
Mr Namuswa said Fwalanga then forced her to bend down and pulled down her uniform trousers and pant and then penetrated her.
“It is alleged that the nurse asked for help from the suspect to phone the security guard so that she can send him to buy food. It was at this point that the clinical officer took advantage of the victim knowing that they were only two in the clinic and raped her,” Mr Namuswa said.
He said attempts by the victim to shout for help did not yield any results as there was no one at the clinic.
The deputy provincial police commissioner said after he finished raping her, the suspect left the health institution and is currently on the run.
“We have launched a manhunt to bring the suspect to book while the victim has been taken into hospital for medical examination and treatment after she complained of abdominal pains, “he said.
This comes barely days when Zambia is commemorating 16 days of gender activism to raise awareness about violence against women and girls.
Lt. Nigel Musonda Mwaba arrested in Lusaka
POLICE in Lusaka have apprehended a murder suspect in the case of Doctor Tasila Tembo.
Danny Mwale, Deputy Police Spokesperson has told Mwebantu in a statement.
Lieutenant Nigel Musonda Mwaba aged 33 of Plot number 3827 Balastone, Lusaka West was spotted at Memorial Park around 16 hours.
Lt. Mwaba has been positively identified by officials from the Ministry of Defence.
He is currently detained in Police custody.