COPPERBELT Police Commissioner Elias Chushi has thanked a witchdoctor for handing over a murder suspect who went to him seeking protection.

Police in Chililabombwe have since arrested an 18-year-old boy who stabbed his grandmother, removed her eyes and buried her in a shallow grave within the yard.

The 18-year-old suspect then went to seek ‘protection’ from a witchdoctor to prevent being haunted by his grandmother.

“Police in Chililabombwe have arrested an 18-year-old person, who allegedly murdered his sixty-two-year-old grandmother on Friday, 5th February, 2021. The suspect being a grandson was staying in the same house with his grandmother for sometime,” Chushi said.

“However, it is alleged that on the aforementioned date, he gruesomely killed his grandmother, stabbed her with unknown sharp instrument, removed her eyes and buried her in a shallow grave within the yard.”

He said the suspect then went to the witchdoctor to seek for protection.

“He went to the witchdoctor to seek protection against being haunted by his dead grandmother. After explaining his story, the alert witchdoctor tipped the police officers and the suspect was arrested. He later on led the Police to the scene where his grandmother’s body was exhumed from the shallow grave. The suspect is in Police custody and will appear in court soon,” said Chushi.

“I wish to commend the alert witchdoctor for his unique role he played in helping the Police and the public to arrest the suspect. Such action is rare and I take this opportunity to urge others to emulate his action.”