A MAN of Senanga, who is believed to have died and was buried in November last year, is said to have resurrected in circumstances that have left the police ‘ghosting’ for answers.
And blood samples collected from the man identified as Mufalali Mufalali, who is in his mid-40s, his father, Kabalube Mufalali, and 14-year-old daughter, Masheke Mufalali, have proved an O blood type group match.
Western Province commissioner of police Charles Lungu said yesterday that it is claimed that Mr Mufalali came back to life on February 8, 2016 and he was identified by his wife and daughter.
Mr Lungu said Mr Mufalali, who is in the custody of a pastor, is not in his right state of mind.
He said Mr Mufalali allegedly told police at Senanga Police Station that his father allegedly sold him for suspected rituals after he fell ill last year.
“The only thing the man remembers is that he was very sick at the time the father took him to an unknown place,” Mr Lungu said.
On the blood samples, Mr Lungu said blood tests conducted at Senanga Hospital have revealed that Mr Mufalali, his father and daughter might be related.
Mr Lungu, however, said that the samples will be sent to Lusaka for a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) test to establish the relationship.
By press time, the police were exhuming the grave in which Mr Mufalali was allegedly buried.
“This is not the first time we are handling such a matter and it is common here in Western Province. We had a similar case four years ago and when the grave was exhumed, only blankets were found,” Mr Lungu said.