POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a man identified as Christopher Shakunkuma for allegedly causing the death of his grandmother.

In a statement, Wednesday, police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga narrated what transpired.

“Police in Lusaka’s Shibuyunji area have detained Christopher Shakunkuma aged 28 of Shakunkuma village for allegedly having caused the death of his grandmother Esther Mainala aged 81 also of the same abode. The matter was reported to the Police by the deceased’s daughter Iness Mukonka aged 53 of the same village. Brief facts of the matter are that on 18th January, 2022 at around 15:00 hours, Iness Mukonka sent Christopher Shakunkuma and Jeff Mukonka to sell her goat in Nampundwe township. Upon their return home after selling the goat, between 22:00 hours and 23:00 hours at the same village, Christopher Shakunkuma threatened to kill someone. Iness Mukonka asked him who he wanted to kill and he admitted wanting to kill Jeff Mukonka,” Hamoonga stated.

“Immediately after that, he started fighting with Jeff Mukonka. When Mukwanje Chills saw that he attempted to stop them and the suspect became violet beating him, as well as everyone around. In the process of the fracas, everyone managed to run away except for the deceased who was stoned on the head. She sustained a broken skull and deep cut on the right side of the eye. The victim was rushed to Nampundwe health clinic and she was later transferred to the University Teaching Hospital where she died.
The body was deposited in the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial. The suspect is in Police custody awaiting postmortem results to be charged appropriately.”

And Hamoonga said police in Eastern Province had detained a man identified as Isaac Chulu for shooting and killing his wife Modai Mwambazi.

“In a related development, Police have detained Isaac Chulu aged between 33 of Katete in Eastern Province after he handed himself to the Police for allegedly having shot his 28 year old wife identified as Modai Mwambazi of Katete. The incident occurred on Tuesday 18th January, 2022 at around 18:00 hours in Kabanana Site and Service in Lusaka. Brief facts of the matter are that on the very fateful day around 07:00 hours the deceased called her father Clement Mwambazi and informed him that they were traveling to Lusaka from Katete to sort out their marital disputes which the couple was facing,” stated Hamoonga.

“According to the father of the deceased, around 18:00 hours upon arrival in Kabanana Site and Service in Lusaka in the company of a marriage counselor and friend to the suspect, they sat to discuss the matter. While they were discussing, the suspect went outside the house and was followed by his wife. Suddenly, a gunshot was heard and the father went to see what was happening only to find her daughter lying on the ground and bleeding profusely from the head. Immediately after that, the suspect, marriage counselor and the friend to the suspect got into the vehicle which was parked outside and sped off. Police rushed to the scene and picked the victim and took her to Chipata level one Hospital where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. The body of the deceased has been deposited in the Mortuary awaiting postmortem and burial.”