A 45-YEAR-OLD woman has been killed while another left unconscious after they were attacked by unknown people in a church building following an overnight prayer meeting.
Some properties worth K36,000 are also reported to have been stolen from the same church building.
According to a statement issued by Police deputy Public Relations Officer Danny Mwale, Friday, the incident happened on April 15, between 02:30 and 05:00 hours at Omega Fire Ministries located in Chalala area in Lusaka.
He stated that preliminary investigations revealed that there was an all night prayer meeting at the said church which ended around 02:30 hours and the two victims opted to stay in the church building as they did not have means to go to their respective homes in the night.
“Police in Lusaka received a report from Thokozile Tembo aged 29 of Chalala area in Lusaka in which it was reported that two Church members of Omega Fire Ministries identified as Rebecca Chongo aged 45 resident of Chalala area and Jane Soko aged 35 of Chelstone were attacked by unknown people inside the church building. Police visited the scene and found two women lying in a pool of blood. Rebecca Chongo was found dead with a stab wound on her left cheek while Jane Soko was found unconscious with cuts on her head and neck. Sharp instruments are believed to have been used in the act,” Mwale stated.
“The incident happened on April 15, 2021 between 02:30 and 05 hours at Omega Fire Ministries located in Chalala area. Preliminary investigations revealed that there was an all night prayer meeting at a named church which ended on April 15, 2021 around 02:30 hours and the two victims opted to stay in the church building as they did not have means to go to their respective homes in the night.”
Mwale stated that three black LG plasma television sets and one Yamaha mixer all valued at K36, 000 were reported to have been stolen from the church building.
He further stated that the body of the deceased was deposited in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem while the unconscious woman was receiving treatment at Chilenje Level One hospital.
Mwale added that Police have since instituted Investigations into the matter.