POLICE in Muchinga have arrested three people of the same family for allegedly having brutally murdered Benson Mwansa aged 83 of Chinkumba village in Shiwang’andu district of Muchinga Province.
Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mwaata Katongo has told Mwebantu in a statement and also identified the suspects as Joseph Chibuye aged 23, Justin Chibuye aged 27 and Mary Mwamba aged 52, all are related to the deceased person.
“According to the report received by police, the trio stormed the deceased’s house, dragged him to the backyard of his house where they beat him to death using kicks and fists on allegations of practicing witchcraft and being behind many deaths in the village. They further alleged him to be behind the prolonged illness of the daughter to one of the suspects.” She said.
She said the suspects were detained in Police custody and will appear in court soon while the body of the deceased is lying in Chinsali District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.