A SEVENTY-YEAR-OLD man of Chipata District has killed his 60-year-old wife after a domestic dispute.
Police have since arrested Timothy Njobvu for the murder of his wife Theresa.
Police assistant public relations officer Rae Hamoonga said in a statement that the incident took place on Tuesday between 17:00 hours and 21:00 hours at their matrimonial house.
Mr Hamoonga said Njobvu allegedly used fists to kill his wife Theresa.
The body was found in the house with cuts on the lips.
“Police have since arrested Njobvu and he has been charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the penal code of the Laws of Zambia and would appear in court soon,” he said.
In Lusaka, police have apprehended Shadreck Mbewe, 20, for allegedly having canal knowledge of his 39-year-old aunt identified as Janet Mbewe.
The suspect took advantage of the victim who was sleeping in her bedroom while the husband was in the sitting room watching football.
“The incident occurred on June 12, 2014 at around 22:45 hours in the aunt’s bedroom,” Mr Hamoonga said.
The suspect is detained at Matero Police Station waiting to be charged for incest.
Meanwhile, a member of an armed gang that held two families hostage at Malembe Village in Mumbwa has met his waterloo after a mob descended on him.
The group that was armed with pangas and iron bars stole more than K16,000 cash from the two families after holding them hostage in the early hours of yesterday.
For his troubles though, Isaac Mwiinga Situmbeko is battling for his life in the Mumbwa District Hospital after sustaining multiple injuries from the beating by the enraged mob.
Situmbeko was in a group of other robbers who attacked the two families after breaking the doors of their homes and got away with K16,200 cash.
The incident happened around 01:00 hours.
Situmbeko is unconscious in Mumbwa District Hospital while his accomplices managed to evade the uncompromising mob but no money was recovered.
Central Province Commissioner of Police Standwell Lungu explained that the assailants broke into the house of Lackson Lusika who was awaken by the noise of the robbers as they were trying to force his door open.
After gaining entry, they later beat him up before getting away with K11, 600 that was kept in the house.
Mr Lusika sustained a deep cut on his head and is also nursing injuries in the same hospital as his assailant.
After raiding Mr Lusika’s home, the group attacked the house of Brian Moonga where they got away with K4,600 but Mr Moonga managed to grab a panga from one of the suspects and hit him on the head and raised alarm.
Upon hearing the cry for help from Mr Moonga, many of villagers came out of their homes and mobilised themselves to beat up the suspect.
Times of Zambia