Sunday 23rd July 2017

Ritual Murders On The Rise Again In Lusaka

Police in Lusaka have today picked a body of an unidentified man believed to be in his 30s. The body was picked from a yard in Zingalume with missing private parts.

Police spokesperson Esther Katongo who confirmed the development explained in a statement that the body was also found with a ripped stomach and one ear cut off after a tip-off from a newspaper distributor around 02:30 hours in the morning.

In the early hours of today (yesterday), Police in Lusaka picked up a body of an unidentified man aged between 30 and 35 years in Zingalume Compound. This followed a report which officers on patrol in the area received from one of the newspaper distributors at about 02:30 hours that he had seen someone being dragged by some people,

Katongo stated.

“When officers followed up the report, they discovered blood on one of the roads and when they followed the traces of the blood, they discovered a body of the deceased lying in one of the yards. The body was found without private parts, with a stomach ripped open and the right ear was cut off.”

Katongo, who stated that police had since launched investigations, asked members of the public to avoid moving in the night to avoid falling prey.

“Police picked up the body and deposited it in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem and identification. We are calling upon people who could be missing a relative to visit UTH and help identify the body. We further call upon members of the public to avoid moving unaccompanied in the dark as well as lone areas so as to avoid falling prey. Investigations have been instituted in the matter,” stated Katongo.

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