Police in Chipata have arrested one person in connection with a murder case.
Speaking to journalists this morning, Eastern Province Deputy Commissioner of Police, Patrick Bili, identified the suspect as Yohane Luonde, aged 29, of Chuni Village in Chief Mpezeni’s area in connection with the murder of his uncle, Saizi Mbewe, aged 42.
Mr Bili said the incident happened last Friday around 22:00 hours after the duo picked up a quarrel when the deceased accused Luonde of being a thief.
He said the suspect got furious and hit the deceased with an iron bar on the head which later resulted in head injuries and died on the spot.
The deputy police commissioner said the suspect is in police custody and will appear in court soon while the body of the deceased is in Chipata General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.