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Dr Tasila Tembo’s suspected killer denies murder charge

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  • “The accused person be taken to Chainama Hospital for assessment for a condition or conditions of disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorder,”

By GRACE CHAILE-LESOETSA

DR Tasila Tembo’s alleged killer, Zambia Army officer, Lieutenant Nigel Mwaba has pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder.

And Lusaka High Court Judge Wilfred Muma granted an application by the defence lawyers that Mwaba be taken to Chainama Hospital for assessment of his mental condition.

This was after the accused took a plea of not guilty before Mr Justice Muma yesterday.

Facts of the offence are that between October 24 and 26, last year in Lusaka, Mwaba, 33, did murder Dr Tembo, alleged to be his lover.

The defence lawyers from Legal Aid Board led by Ms M. Marebesa asked the court that Mwaba under goes a mental test at Chainama Hospital.

“The accused person be taken to Chainama Hospital for assessment for a condition or conditions of disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorder,” she stated.

The named condition is a disorder that can cause a person to behave angrily or aggressively toward people or property.

The State did not object to the application.

Mr Justice Muma granted the application and adjourned the matter to February 15, this year.

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