Unknown riminals yesterday shot dead a police officer of Ben Mwinga Police Post in Lusaka identified as Sergeant Ludovic Bwalya.

According to police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, this occurred in on 18th June, 2017 at about 04:00 hours in Lusaka Presidential Housing Initiative (PHI).

“He was discovered by members of the public who reported having found a body of a male person dressed in a police uniform. Police officers from Bennie Mwiinga Police Post rushed to the scene and discovered that it was the body of their colleague Sergeant Bwalya,” Mwaata Katongo said.

“They then rushed the victim to Levy Mwanawasa Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He sustained some gunshot wounds in the chest. The officer who was on duty had asked for permission from his supervisor to knock off early as he had a church programme later that day. The body is lying in Levy Mwanawasa Hospital and investigations in the matter have been instituted.”