UPND Copperbelt Deputy Information and Publicity Secretary Divo Bydon Katete has committed suicide after he allegedly raped his 17-year-old niece.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Charity Katanga has confirmed the development to News Diggers!

Katanga said Katete committed suicide in his car in Garnaton area in Kitwe after it was obvious that he would be reported to the police.

“Yes, we have a case of suicide in which the victim’s elder brother reported that his young brother by the name of Divo Bydon Katete committed suicide. It is alleged that Katete raped his niece at his house around 16:30 hours yesterday (Friday). Upon sensing that he will be reported to the police, he went to Garnaton where he committed suicide. This happened around 19:00 hours yesterday,” Katanga said.

“Katete of house number 45 Geddies street Nkana East raped his niece in his house. Out of fear, that is how he went to commit suicide.”

She said the body of Katete was deposited in the Kitwe Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postemotum.