POLICE in Kafue Gorge have arrested a 64-year-old retired policeman for the murder of his 26-year-old son after a dispute.

Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo has revealed that police, on December 25, received a report of murder from Racheal Katale, 18, of Kafue Gorge that her elder brother, Gilbert Katale, 26, was murdered by her father, Michael Katale, using a stick.

“It was reported that on 24th December 2020 at around 16:00 hours, the deceased Gilbert Katale went for a drinking spree and left his father together with his sister Rachael Katale at home. When Gilbert returned around 22:00 hours, he found his father drinking at home and playing some gospel music. He went inside the house, changed the music and increased the volume. When his father inquired why he did that, he answered the father in a disrespectful manner and told him that since he did not want him to play music, he was going to continue insulting him. The deceased started insulting the father. On 25th December, 2020 at about 06:00 hours when the reporter woke up, she heard somebody being beaten from outside and when she checked outside, she saw her father holding a stick in his hands beating her elder brother. When she drew nearer, she saw the elder brother was dead. She went and reported the incident to Namalundu police,” stated Katongo.

She added that police visited the scene and confirmed the incident after which the body of the deceased was picked and deposited at Kafue Gorge mortuary awaiting post-mortem.

Meanwhile, the suspect was arrested and detained in police custody.