Woman kills nephew with cooking stick

Police have apprehended a 33-year-old woman of Lusaka’s Garden Compound for allegedly murdering her 23-year-old nephew for “being fond of having affairs with prostitutes.

And Police in Muchinga Province have arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly having canal knowledge of a she-goat.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed this in a statement today.

“This happened yesterday, 06th June, 2017 at about 10 30 hours. The deceased has been identified as Mike Ngwenyama aged 23 while the suspect has been identified as Eunice Ngwenyama. It was reported that the accused person who is an aunt to the victim had passed through the victim’s house on her way to look for pieces of work where she found her nephew with a girl friend. The suspect queried her nephew on why he was fond of having relationships with prostitutes, the sentiment which angered her nephew and a fight ensued,” Katongo stated.

“In the process, the suspect picked a cooking stick and hit the victim in the head and he fell to the ground. He was taken to Garden Police Post by members of the public where he was issued with a medical report but died on the way to Chipata first level hospital. The accused is currently detained in police custody and will be charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the Penal Code Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia while the body of the deceased is in Chipata first level Hospital mortuary.”

And police in Muchinga Province have arrested a juvenile for having canal knowledge of a she-goat.

“In Muchinga Province, we have arrested a male juvenile aged 15 of Kuku village, Chief Chikwanda in Mpika District for allegedly having canal knowledge of a she-goat. This occurred yesterday 06th June, 2017 at about 08:00 hours at Kuku village when the goats were left tied for grazing in the nearby bush. Veterinary officers are yet to examine the Goat. The suspect will be charged with Bestiality which is contrary to section 155 (b) of the Penal Code, Cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia,” she stated.

Meanwhile, Katongo stated that a man of Kabeke Village drowned after a canoe carrying fishermen capsized on Lake Mweru.

“In Luapula Province, a male adult of Kabeke village in Chief Nshimba identified as Joseph Mtonga aged 21 drowned while two others swam to safety after a dugout canoe carrying three fishermen capsized on Lake Mweru after a strong wave hit the canoe. This occurred yesterday, 06th June, 2017. The body of the victim was retrieved and has since been buried,” stated Katongo.

         

Mirriam Chabala

About Mirriam Chabala

Mirriam Chabala is a Zambian journalist who covers current affairs and writes in-depth feature articles on social issues.
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