A 27-YEAR-OLD woman of Lusaka has been detained over the death of her eight month old baby who is alleged to have been murdered in unknown circumstances.
According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, Isaac Chimba Mwansa aged 28 reported that his child identified as Lemmy Mwansa died in unknown circumstances.
He said the incident is suspected to have occurred on May 13, 2021 in Kalikiliki Compound.
Mr Mwale said preliminary investigations revealed that the couple did not have any dispute but slept in different rooms.
“The mother identified as Esnart Banda aged 27, in her alleged drunken state, slept in the living room while her husband slept in the bedroom. The house is two roomed,” he said.
Mr Mwale said the baby was discovered dead near to the door away from the mother by the father who woke up to go outside the house around 04:00hours.
He said Police have since detained Esnart Banda while the body of the deceased has been deposited in University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Police arrest five fake Correctional Services Officers in Kitwe
FIVE people have been arrested in Kitwe for personating as Correctional Services Officers after they attempted to swindle AC Mining Company as part of the fundraising for the Correctional Service.
Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said putting on Zambia Correctional Service uniforms, the five claimed to have been sent by the command at Kamfinsa Correctional Facility.
He said the suspects were spotted by a Zambia Correctional Service officer.
“On June 1, 2021 around 15:30 hours at AC Mining Company near Jamas Milling in Heavy Industrial area, Kitwe. Stanley Bwembya 31, a Correctional Officer at Kamfinsa Correctional facility, Kitwe reported having brought in five male persons who were found putting on Zambia Correctional Services Uniform and were impersonating a Correctional officer at AC Mining Company.
The suspects went to ask for money from AC Mining Company purporting that they were sent by Kamfinsa Correctional Facility Command to fundraise transport funds for released prisoners when in fact not,” Mr Chushi said.
Mr Chushi identified the suspects are Connelious Mutale 32, of House number 2 Bupe teachers compound Kitwe, Boniface Mwape 56, of House number 5640, Mulenga overspill Kitwe, John Musonda 40, of House number 22 CBU Teachers Compound Kitwe, Haggai Matanda 30 of unmarked House in Chamboli Kitwe, and Misheck Bwalya 28 of house PP 50 Wuskile Township Kitwe.
“They were driving a motor vehicle Toyota corolla registration ADC 3850 silver in colour. Upon interviewing the same group, they are claiming to be from the Correction Services Fellowship of Zambia. However, investigations into the matter have continued and the police want to establish how many companies and individuals have fallen victims at the hand of these criminals,” he said
Man arrested for biting a nipple off his wife’s breast as they were asleep, police say
Couple shot in Kalumbila over allegations of practising witchcraft, police say.
A COUPLE of Kalumbila district in Northwestern province has been shot resulting in the death of the husband and wounding the wife over allegations of practising witchcraft.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said in a statement that that the victims who have been identified as Royd Katontoka aged 67 and Mary Katontoka 52 were shot using an unknown type of firearm by two identified assailants whose identities we have withheld.
“Police in North western Province are looking for two identified suspects in connection with murder and attempted murder involving a couple which occurred on 28th May, 2021 around 1830 hours at Kinema Village in Chief Musele of Kalumbila District,” she said.
Mrs Katongo said Mr Katontoka sustained gunshot wounds on the belly and on his back while the wife sustained four deep wounds on her left leg.
She said when police who visited the scene found they found Mr Katontoka in unconscious state while his wife was found with four bullets wounds on her left leg.
“Both victims were rushed to Kankozhi Clinic where Mr Katontoka was pronounced dead and his wife was reffered to Lumwana Hospital. Dockets of Murder and Attempted Murder have been opened. A manhunt has been launched,” Mrs Katongo.
Meanwhile othe Copperbelt, police have arrested a female juvenile adult aged 19 for attempted child destruction.
The incident occurred on 28th May, 2021 around 04:00 hours at Kanyenda area of Mpongwe District.
Mrs Katongo said a report was recieved from a 51 year old member of the community that the juvenile had dumped a baby in a pit latrine after giving birth.
“The suspect is alleged to have delivered the child at her village under a mango tree around 0400 hours and dumped in a pit latrine which was about 5meters deep at a neighbours house located approximately 500 meters from her house. The dumped baby was discovered by the owner of the house, who after going to the pit laterine, heard a baby crying from the latrine hole. The baby girl was retrieved by residents and was rushed to Mpongwe Mission Hospital where it is admitted and it’s condition has been described as stable by health practitioners. Innitial investigations led to the arrest of the suspect who was also taken to a health facility for medical attention and has been admitted under police guard,” she said.