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MPIKA MAN KILLED OVER NSHIMA

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  • "Facts leading to the murder are that on 26/01/2021 between 16:00 and 17:00 hrs, the now deceased got mealie meal for the suspect without his knowledge and cooked nshima. When Chikoti the suspect discovered that, he got annoyed and beat up the victim with unknown Sharp instrument," she said.

BY PETER SICHALI

AN 82-years old man of Mpika has been murdered by his colleague over mealie meal, Muchinga Province Police Commissioner Lizzie Machina has said.

Ms Machina said the incident occurred on Tuesday at 20:30 hours at Michael Chilufya Sata Hospital.

She said Dickson Sinkamba of DDSP Compound in Chief Chikwanda’s area reported that his worker Allan Shikatongo died at Mpika Urban Clinic after he was unlawfully wounded by his colleague only identified as Chikoti.

Ms Machina said the deceased sustained a deep cut on the right side of the face near the right eye and on the left ear.

“A sharp instrument is suspected to have been used in the act.

“Facts leading to the murder are that on 26/01/2021 between 16:00 and 17:00 hrs, the now deceased got mealie meal for the suspect without his knowledge and cooked nshima. When Chikoti the suspect discovered that, he got annoyed and beat up the victim with unknown Sharp instrument,” she said.

She said arrest has yet been made  as the suspect is on the run and that police have has instituted a manhunt.

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