POLICE in Luanshya have arrested a 28-year-old man for murdering a 48-year-old man whom he suspected had proposed love to his mother.

The deceased and Micheal Munanga were drinking at Kashikishi tarven around 18:50 hours in Kambilombilo compound when the latter saw the deceased in a ‘suspicious situation’ with his 65-year-old mother.

Copperbelt Police Commissioner Elias Chushi said identified the deceased as Victor Mutambo 48 of house number KT 626 in Luanshya.

“…the victim was on a drinking spree. Furthermore, he was seen talking to the suspect’s mother and the suspect thought that the deceased was proposing love to his mother. Eventually, the suspect picked a stone and hit the victim’s left side of the ribs, repeatedly. He fell down on the ground and became unconscious. Later, he was rushed to Mikomfwa Health Clinic where he was pronounced dead,” said Chushi.

“The body of the deceased is laying in the Hospital Mortuary at Thompson, awaiting postmortem. The suspect has since been arrested.”