A-17 year old pupil of Kitwe has died while her boyfriend is nursing wounds at Kitwe Teaching Hospital after the two had a fight and allegedly stabbed each other in a room at a lodge.
The young couple is reported to have booked a room at a lodge in Kitwe’s Nkana area on Friday around 15:30 hours.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that after a short while of booking a room, a receptionist heard a woman screaming from the room whilst banging the door.
She said when the receptionist rushed to check on what was happening, the victim who came out naked opened the door and later fell facedown with multiple stab wounds on her back.
“Police officers who went to the scene found a body of the female victim laying in a pool of blood outside the room,” Katongo said.
She said the officers who inspected the scene also found her boyfriend naked and was laying facedown in a pool of blood in the bathroom.
She said the female victim was in an unconscious state while the man was still conscious.
And Katongo said the couple was rushed to the Kitwe Teaching Hospital where the man is receiving medical attention in the ICU while the female victim was pronounced dead upon arrival.
She said police have withheld the name of the female victim but is reported to be a pupil who was in Kitwe’s Zambia Railways Compound on holiday visiting her relatives.
Meanwhile, Katongo said the body is in Kitwe Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem and burial.
Luanshya cop accused of raping a woman at the police inquiry’s office acquitted
A POLICE officer of Luanshya has been acquitted for raping a woman at the inquiry’s office, after the court ruled that the sex was consensual.
Dominic Miyoba, 52 was charged with two counts of rape and abuse of authority of office.
It was alleged that Miyoba, on March 22 last year, willfully and lawfully had carnal knowledge of a 20 year old woman without her consent.
In the second, Miyoba being a person employed by the Ministry of Home Affairs ,as a police officer, abused his office.
He pleaded not guilty to the first count, in which he was found guilty by the Luanshya magistrate court while the second count was withdrawn by the State.
And when the matter came up this morning before Ndola High Court judge, Mary Mulanda, The court established that Miyoba had carnal knowledge with the woman at the inquiry’s office.
Judge Mulanda however was not satisfied that the sexual activity was not consensual.
” I am of the view that she appreciated the nature of the act she was doing.On the totality of evidence, I find that lack of consent was not proved by the prosecution.
In the circumstances, I am not satisfied that the State have proved the case beyond reasonable doubt. I therefore acquit and quash the conviction of rape,” Judge Mulanda said.
And during trial, in the magistrate’s court, the court heard that Miyoba was found having sex with the woman by another police officer.
In his defence, Miyoba denied having sex with the woman.
And the woman told court that Miyoba forced her to have sex and threatened to beat her if she refused.