A 30-YEAR-OLD Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) employee of Nakonde has allegedly been stabbed to death by his 25-year-old wife after a domestic quarrel.
Muchinga Province assistant commissioner of police Peter Kabengele said yesterday that police have arrested and charged Esther Banda with murder of her husband, Richard Wamunyima.
He said the incident happened on Tuesday around 23:00 hours.
Mr Kabengele said Mr Banda, of house number 7 Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) compound, died at Nakonde District Hospital where he had gone to seek treatment for a stab wound.
“Mr Wamunyima came from a drinking spree and picked up a quarrel with his wife. He sustained a deep cut on the left shoulder and a knife is alleged to have been used,” he said.
Mr Kabengele said Mr Wamunyima reported the matter to the police on Tuesday shortly after being allegedly stabbed and police issued him with a medical report.
He said Mr Wamunyima was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
He said police have recovered the knife suspected to have been used in the alleged murder.
Mr Kabengele said Ms Banda will appear in court soon.
Mr Wamunyima’s body is in Nakonde District Hospital mortuary.
Zambia Daily Mail