POLICE on the Copperbelt have detained an 18-year-old male juvenile for the murder of a 16-year-old boy.
Meanwhile, Police in Lusaka have picked up a dead body of a 32-year-old man of Mtendere East who was shot at by unknown criminals.
In separate statements, Monday, Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga stated that the 16-year-old boy was assaulted by the suspect on November 8, 2021 at around 19:00 hours but died the next day at around 03:00 hours at a Health Centre.
“Police on the Copperbelt have detained a Male Juvenile aged 18 of unknown house number in Chingola for the Murder of a fellow Male Juvenile Ndanji Sikasote aged 16 of house number 34 Mushili road in Chiwempala. It is alleged that the deceased was beaten and assaulted by the suspect on 8th November, 2021 at around 19:00 hours at the Junction of Mwaimwena and Nalumango road in Chingola. After being assaulted, he sustained swollen backside of the head [and was] bleeding from the nose and mouth. Fists are alleged to have been used in the act. The deceased was rushed to Chawama Health Centre where he died on 9th November, 2021 at around 03:00 hours. The suspect is in Police custody,” stated Hamoonga.
“Police in Lusaka picked up a dead body for M/Chama Mwango aged 32 of house number C731 Mtendere East who was shot at by unknown criminals today 21st February, 2022 between 03:00 and 06:30 hours. The deceased body was found facing upwards in a pool of blood and he sustained a gunshot wound in the head. After searching the scene of crime, two AK47 rifle empty cartridges and a projector were found on the scene. The body of the deceased has been deposited in the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting Postmortem.”