POLICE in Lusaka have launched a manhunt for Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba, aged 33, of Zambia Army who is suspected to have murdered Dr Tasila Tembo.
In a statement, Wednesday, acting police spokesperson Danny Mwale announced that Dr Tembo’s body was found in a decomposed state covered with leaves in an army training centre in Mikango area.
“Police in Lusaka received a report of a missing person in which it was reported that a female identified as Dr Tasila Tembo, aged 47, of plot number 1732 Meanwood, Ibex Hill, went missing. This occurred on October 24, 2020 around 16 hours. Investigations into the matter were instituted and on October 27, 2020, at 13:00. Police discovered the body of a woman, who was later identified as Dr Tasila Tembo. The body was found in a decomposed state covered with leaves in Nanking Army Training Centre in Mikango area,” narrated Mwale.
“The body was temporarily buried at a traditional burial site in Mikango area awaiting post-mortem to be conducted today at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH). Police have since launched a manhunt for the suspect, who has been identified as Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba, aged 33, of Zambia Army in Lusaka. We appeal to members of the public, who may have the information of the whereabouts of the suspect, to report to any police station.”