A 27-YEAR-OLD suspect has committed suicide in a cell at Roan Police Station in Luanshya, Copperbelt deputy commissioner of police Byemba Musole has said.
Mr Musole said in an interview yesterday that the incident happened on Monday around 19:20 hours.
Mr Musole identified the deceased as Julius Mukela, who was charged with obtaining K500 cash by false pretences and was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.
“The man had just appeared in court on the same day he took his life. He was due to appear in court again on the following day but it appears he was frightened of going to court, so he took his own life,” Mr Musole said.
He said the officer-in-charge found the man dead.