A MAID has allegedly committed suicide at her employers home in Lusaka’s Olympia Township for unknown reasons.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement that Anastasia Mulenga 46 was found dead by her employer who went to check on her after noticing that she was not responding to the persistent alarm on her phone at about 05:00 hours.
“Police in Lusaka received a report of suspected suicide in which a living-in maid aged 46 is alleged to have committed suicide from her employers home in Lusaka’s Olympia Township.
The incident is reported to have happened on 21st January, 2021 at around 0520 hours,” Mrs Katongo said.
She said according to the employer’s narration, she did not find Anastasia in the room where she was sleeping and after a search, she found an empty bottle of pesticide namely doom on the floor of the kitchen.
“The pesticide was bought by the employer and was intending to use it on cockroaches and had stored it in the kitchen display.She then went outside and found the maid dead in a swimming pool,” Mrs Katongo said..
She said when police visited the scene, they found the body in the pool without visible injuries and has been taken to UTH mortuary for postmortem to ascertain the cause of death . An inquiry in the matter has been launched.
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Police arrest couple over their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background
POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a couple for allegedly circulating their pornographic video on social media with gospel music playing in the background.
In a media statement issued, police spokesperson Esther Katongo said police through the Cyber Crime Unit commenced investigations into a case of obscene material which was circulating on various social media platforms with gospel music playing in the background. She said investigations into the matter led to the arrest of John Chewe aged 31, a pharmacist and Angela Kapumba aged 24, a dental assistant both working at a private Hospital in Lusaka.
Mrs Katongo said the duo had initially reported to Luckson Mapushi Police Post from where they obtained a Police report that on February 19,between 02:00 hours and 05:00 hours, unknown people had broken into their motor vehicle and stole a phone which was containing the said video and later circulated on various social media platforms without their knowledge.
She however said investigations revealed that there was no such incidence involving the theft of the mobile phone in question and that the report given to police was aimed distancing themselves from what was circulating on social media.
“Chewe and Kapumba have been warn and cautioned for the offences of Prohibition of Pornography Contrary to section 102(a)(b) of the Electronic and Communications Transaction Act number 21 of 2009,Making a False Document contrary to section 344 , CAP 87, Uttering a false document contrary to section 352 of Cap 87 and Giving false information to a public officer contrary to section 125, CAP 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said the couple detained in police custody yet to be charged and will appear in court soon.