POLICE in Choma, Southern Province, have launched a manhunt for a 21-year-old man identified as Busiku Chimbwene in connection with the murder of a 27-year-old male of the same village.
According to a statement issued by Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo, Sunday, the victim’s uncle narrated to the police that the suspect went to the victim’s house and attempted to get his torch using force.
She stated that after the victim denied the suspect access to the torch, the suspect kicked him in the abdomen after which he became unwell and later died at home.
“Police in Choma of Southern Province are looking for a man identified as Busiku Chimbwene aged 21 of Kayuma Village, Chief Siachitema in connection with the Murder of a 27 year old man of the same village identified as Joshua Simasikwe. Police received the report of murder from Martin Kabenya aged 47, the uncle of the victim who narrated that on August 14, 2020 at about 22:00 hours, the suspect went to the victim’s house and attempted to get the victim’s torch using force and against the will of the owner (now the deceased). After the victim denied the suspect access to the torch, the suspect kicked him in the abdomen after which he became unwell,” stated Katongo.
“The victim later died from home on August 15, 2020 at 09:00 hours.The body of the deceased is in Choma General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem. A manhunt has been launched for the suspect who is on the run.”