Police in Eastern Province have arrested a 31-year-old woman of Nthambo village for allegedly murdering a 29-year-old man using a hoe handle after the two picked up a quarrel following a love proposal from the deceased.
And police in Petauke District have arrested three Zimbabwean nationals from Bulawayo and a Zambian for theft of cash from motor vehicles.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old woman of Mukwalala village in Western Province was on Monday morning murdered by her brother-in-law using a pounding stick.
Deputy police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga, who confirmed the separate incidents in a statement, Tuesday, stated that police in Eastern Province had arrested a 31-year-old woman of Nthambo village for allegedly murdering a 29-year-old man using a hoe handle.
He disclosed that the murder allegedly occurred after the two picked up a quarrel when the deceased proposed love to her, but she turned him down.
“Police in Eastern Province have arrested Rabecca Daka, aged 31, of Nthambo village, Chief Ndake of Nyimba District for the offence of murder. Rabecca Daka is alleged to have murdered Christopher Zulu, aged 29, of the same address. This occurred on October 14, 2018, at around 20:00hours. A hoe handle is believed to have been used during the act; this was after the two picked up a quarrel when the deceased proposed love to the assailant who turned down the proposal. The body of the deceased is lying in Nyimba District Hospital awaiting post-mortem,” Hamoonga stated.
And he added that police in Petauke District arrested three Zimbabwean nationals from Bulawayo and a Zambian for theft of cash from motor vehicles.
He revealed that the suspects were allegedly targeting people withdrawing large sums of money from Barclays Bank, Petauke.
“Meanwhile, Police in Petauke District have arrested three Zimbabwean Nationals from Bulawayo namely: William aged 38, Linas Chuma, aged 32; Pengosi Chuma, aged 37, and a Zambian, Thomas Mafuta, aged 38, of Kabwata in Lusaka, for the offence of theft of cash from motor vehicles. This occurred on different dates between March, 2018, and September 4, 2018, in Petauke District, Eastern Province. Brief facts of the case are that the suspects are alleged to have been targeting people withdrawing large sums of money from Barclays Bank, Petauke,” he added.
“The latest theft of K40,000 from a motor vehicle for Wilson Tembo of Njati area in Petauke. This is the case that led to the arrest of the four suspects after the motor vehicle they used was identified as a Toyota Allion Registration number, BAD 9110. The suspects were found with sophisticated implements, which they have been using to unlock the motor vehicles. Investigations in the matter are ongoing and the suspects will appear in court soon.”
He appealed to members of the public to desist from moving around with huge sums of money, but rather use the various electronic banking services as much as possible to transact.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old woman, Nomai Ngango, was allegedly murdered by her brother-in-law on Monday around 01:00 hours and sustained two deep cuts on her head.
Hamoonga stated that her body was currently lying in Kalabo District Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
“Police in Western Province received a report of murder in which female, Sikapo Mbechi, aged 60, of Mukwalala village, Chief Namakayo, reported that her daughter Nomai Ngango aged 35 of the same address was murdered by her brother in law, Mwangu Mwiinga whose age is unknown. This happened on October 15, 2018, at about 01:00hours,” stated Hamoonga.
“Brief facts of the case are that, the victim sustained two deep cuts on the head, and a pounding stick is alleged to have been used. The body of the deceased is lying in Kalabo District Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem. Investigations in the matter have been instituted.”