Police nab 4 suspected killers

Written by on August 25, 2019



POLICE in Lusaka have arrested four suspects of John Laing Township including a woman in connection with the murder of a 25-year-old man.

Acting Police spokesperson Danny Mwale confirmed the incident yesterday in which a Mr. Charles Mwape was found dead and abandoned in a house belonging to Sofia Chisanga which was later set on fire.

Mr. Mwale said Chisanga had earlier bolted but police manage to apprehend her and was helping police with investigations.

“Preliminary investigations indicate that Charles Mwape, 25 is suspected to have been murdered and later left in a house of Sofia Chisanga which was set on fire,

“Police have picked up four suspects including Sofia herself aged 23, Sarah Tembo aged 19, Goodson Mulenga aged 19 and Helen Chimba aged 20 who are in Police custody to assist with investigations,” Mr Mwale said.

Mr. Mwale said Ms. Chisanga abandoned her one-roomed house which was also gutted yesterday around 05:00 hours where Mr. Mwape aged 25 years was found dead with a deep cut on his forehead.

“Police have opened an inquiry file in the case involving the death of Charles Mwape aged 25 years of John Laing compound in Lusaka.

“The deceased is reported to have died in a one-roomed house belonging to a female only identified as Sofia Chisanga which caught fire on August 24, around 05:00 hours in John Laing Compound,” Mr. Mwale said.

He said prior to the fire, it is alleged that there were some noise within the same house as if people were fighting.

After noticing the fire, he said, neighbours teamed up and managed to put out the fire and retrieved the body of Mr. Mwape who was found with a deep cut on his forehead suggesting there was a physical confrontation.

“The owner of the house had bolted but police managed to apprehend her while the body of the deceased is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.

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