POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly having murdered a 41-year-old man.
Police spokespersons Elizabeth Kanjela confirmed the incident,she said the deceased has been identified as Abraham Sifuba of Chongwe’s Musokata village while the suspect is Patrick Tembo of the same village and area.
“The incident happened on the 5th March, 2013 around 16:00 hours at Musokota village in Chongwe,” Kanjela said.
Facts of the matter are that Abraham Sifuba and Patrick Tembo picked up a quarrel after Patrick Tembo said that Abraham Sifuba likes sleeping with pregnant women.
Kanjela said It was in the process of the argument that the suspect picked a stick and hit the deceased on the head ,he then sustained a deep cut on the head and died on the way to the hospital.
The body of the deceased is lying Choongwe District Hospital Mortuary.
She said the suspect is in Police Custody and has been charged with murder contrary to section 200 of the penal code of the Laws of Zambia and will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile two people on the Copperbelt died in two separate fatal accidents after being hit by motor vehicles.
Kanjela said the first accident happened on 5th March, 2013 around 07:00 hours along Chambeshi road opposite house number 256, Kabushi Compound in Ndola.
Involved was a Toyota Hilux, registration number ACL 9615 which was being driven by Mulambi Bwalya aged 38 of house number 13002 Lubuto Ndola.
She said the accident happened when the motor vehicle was being driven from west to east and in the process went to hit the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries and died at Ndola Central Hospital.
The deceased has been identified as Sam Phiri aged 40 of Kambeba road Lubuto west in Ndola.
“The driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving contrary to section 161 of the Road Traffic Act No. 11 of 2002 of the laws of Zambia and will soon appear in court,”She said.
The body of the deceased is lying in Ndola Central Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.