AN accountant of Lunga District in Luapula Province is facing a murder charge after he beat his girlfriend, who later died, because he did not want to give her money.
Judge Kalimbu, 30, of Chibolya Site and Service in Samfya, an accountant in the District Education Board Secretary’s office in Lunga, beat up his girlfriend, Juliet Mwewa, 18, of Mwense Village in Chief Kasoma Bangweulu’s area in Samfya two weeks ago and she died on Friday last week.
Luapula Province Police chief Malcolm Mulenga said on Wednesday last week, the deceased Juliet, reported to Samfya Police Station that she was assaulted by her boyfriend Kalimbu.
It is alleged that on May 9, in the evening, Juliet and Kalimbu went to a place near Musaila junction in Samfya where they engaged in oral sex after which Juliet demanded money for the ‘services’ she had rendered.
Kalimbu refused to give her money and when she persisted, he allegedly punched and kicked her.
She bled from the mouth and private parts and complained of stomach and body pains as a result of the attack.
She reported the matter days later, which police recorded as assault.
Juliet was later admitted to Samfya District Hospital where she died on Friday around 04:45 hours.
Kalimbu is in police custody awaiting court appearance for murder.
Times of Zambia