Police in Lusaka have arrested a pastor for allegedly causing the death of his step son and nephew aged 10 and nine respectively.

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

“We have arrested a Pastor at Door of Heaven Ministry church located in Lusaka’s Chibolya Compound in connection with the death of two male juveniles who are his step son aged 10 years and his nephew aged nine years which happened on 05th August, 2017 at about 17:00 Hours in Johnlaing compound. The incident is alleged to have happened when the Pastor identified as Eugene Haminda aged 38 of Johnlaing was weeping the two male juveniles aged nine years and 10 years respectively after he discovered that some money was missing in the house,” stated Katongo.

“It is alleged that the pastor had tied the two boys whilst whipping them and they later fell to the cooker which later electrocuted them and they died on the spot. The bodies of the deceased were deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting postmoterm while the accused person is detained in Police custody. We have since instituted investigations in the matter to establish what transpired.”