by Mirriam Chabala on 26 Mar 2019by Mirriam Chabala on 26 Mar 2019by Thomas Mulenga in Livingstone on 26 Mar 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 26 Mar 2019
- Goal Diggers
by Abraham Kalito on 27 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019by Abraham Kalito on 26 Mar 2019
by Stuart Lisulo on 25 Mar 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 25 Mar 2019by Sipilisiwe Ncube on 25 Mar 2019by Stuart Lisulo on 24 Mar 2019
by Zondiwe Mbewe on 25 Mar 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 25 Mar 2019by Sandra Mulenga on 25 Mar 2019by Zondiwe Mbewe on 22 Mar 2019
- Editor's Choice
by Diggers Reporter on 4 Mar 2019by Andyford Mayele Banda on 29 Jan 2019by Davies Mwila on 22 Jan 2019by Diggers Reporter on 17 Jan 2019
by Diggers Editor on 26 Mar 2019by Diggers Editor on 22 Mar 2019by Diggers Editor on 21 Mar 2019by Diggers Editor on 20 Mar 2019
by McQueen Zaza on 26 Mar 2019by Zindikilani Banda in Sinda on 20 Mar 2019by John Chola on 20 Mar 2019by Thomas Mulenga on 19 Mar 2019
- Guest Diggers
by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 25 Mar 2019by Sishuwa Sishuwa on 20 Mar 2019by Ompie Nkumbula Liebenthal on 18 Mar 2019by Chisoni Mumba, PhD on 16 Mar 2019
Kaputo was holding a gun when we arrived at crime scene, Cop tells courtBy Zondiwe Mbewe on 15 Mar 2019
A detective Sergeant has told the Lusaka High Court that police officers found murder accused Nshinka Kaputo holding a gun at the scene while talking on phone, adding that he only surrendered the firearm after officers threatened to cock their weapons.
Sergeant Bright Nsama told the court that when Kaputo was asked why he shot his girlfriend Precious Mangesana, his response was “you can’t understand”.
This is the matter in which a Lusaka businessman, Nshinka Kaputo, is charged with two counts of murdering his girlfriend Precious Mangesana and acts intended to cause grievous harm.
Kaputo, 34, is alleged to have shot dead Mangesana, a MultiChoice employee, on October 5, 2017.
It is further alleged that on the same date, Kaputo shot his daughter, Naila Kaputo, an act intended to cause grievous harm.
And when the matter came up for continuation of trial before Justice Catherine Phiri, Thursday, the court was moved to the crime scene in Lusaka’s Meanwood area.
A detective sergeant, Bright Nsama then told the court that when officers arrived at the scene on the material day, they found the accused standing at the gate with a gun in his hand, while talking on phone.
He told the court that Kaputo refused to surrender the gun when he was ordered to, thrice.
Nsama said Kaputo only surrendered the firearm after the lead officer ordered Nsama and other officers to cock their guns to compel the accused to drop his weapon.
“We were about three police officers when we arrived at the scene of crime. Detective Sergent Kakwisa Liamba ordered the suspect who was at the time talking on the phone, to drop it and surrender the gun [but] he never did. At that point, Sergent Kakwisa told us to cock our guns and that was when he handed over the gun,” he said.
Nsama further told the court that when Kaputo was asked why he shot Mangesana, his response was “you can’t understand”.
Meanwhile, another officer, Sergent Kakwisa Liamba told judge Phiri that after disarming the accused person, he gave the gun to his fellow officer, adding that Kaputo even warned the officer to be careful as the gun was loaded.
Sergent Liamba added that before Kaputo could be taken to police, he asked how his daughter was doing as she was the only person he really worried about.
The court was further informed that police recovered a gun, Spare Magazine, a Cell phone and a black gun porch from Kaputo.
About Zondiwe Mbewe
Zondiwe is a vibrant young Zambian journalist who has interest in writing political and current affairs on issues which affect every Zambians. She draws inspiration from journalists who stand for what is right and are not afraid to tell and show the truth to the people.
Email: zondiwe [at] diggers [dot] news
- Sean’s arrest was unconstitutional – HH - 26 Mar 2019
- Court awards compensatory damages to marketeer who was wrongly arrested for burning City Market - 25 Mar 2019
- Nyumba Yanga teacher in court for killing wife - 25 Mar 2019
- Drought not severe to be declared national disaster – Wina - 25 Mar 2019
- UPND demands Tembo’s release - 24 Mar 2019
- We have created and earned him: why Lungu remains Zambia’s president
- Charity Katanga survives road accident
- Zambia terminally Ill, but still in denial
- Court awards compensatory damages to marketeer who was wrongly arrested for burning City Market
- I used to buy fuel for Lungu, he’s richer than me today - CK
- Chief Kanyesha gave Catherine land following Kenyan bout – Malunga
- ZAFCA welcomes FAZ plans to employ new coach
- Fans have given me confidence to score, says Fashion Sakala
- WBC probes Catherine Phiri, Zarika bout
- It’s heartless for PF to dish out money at rallies when public workers aren’t paid – Changala
Subscribe for email alerts
Weekly Most Digged
ArchivesApr0 PostsMay0 PostsJun0 PostsJul0 PostsAug0 PostsSep0 PostsOct0 PostsNov0 PostsDec0 Posts
- March 2019
- February 2019
- January 2019
- December 2018
- November 2018
- October 2018
- September 2018
- August 2018
- July 2018
- June 2018
- May 2018
- April 2018
- March 2018
- February 2018
- January 2018
- December 2017
- November 2017
- October 2017
- September 2017
- August 2017
- July 2017
- June 2017
- May 2017
- April 2017
- March 2017
- February 2017
- January 2017
- December 2016
- November 2016
- October 2016
The News Diggers
Deputy News Editor
Plot No. Lus/9812/649-MC8
off Alex Chola Road
P.O. Box 32147
Telephone or WhatsApp:
+26-097-7708285, 095-3424603, 096-5815078
diggers [at] diggers [dot] news
editor [at] diggers [dot] news
Send this to a friend