Police nabs 4 over ritual killing


POLICE have arrested a witch-doctor, his son and two others in connection with the gruesome murder of 10-year-old Universal Kamushi of Lusaka West who went missing last Friday and discovered without her head and some body parts on Monday.

The suspects have been identified as Harrison Chisenga, aged 25 of Chipata Compound who was the primary suspect since the body was found and his colleagues Jacob Phiri aged 36 of Ngombe Compound.

The two other suspects are Pensulo Musonda, a witch-doctor aged 68 and his son Justin Musonda, 27 of Chipata Compound.

It has been discovered that the duo, Chisenga and Phiri, killed the girl, a grade three pupil who was on her way home from school and removed her body parts which they took to the said witch-doctor for rituals.

Zambia Police Inspector General Lemmy Kajoba said through a statement to #Kalemba stated that the suspects were apprehended last night.

“Harrison Chisenga was picked up on March 28, 2023 around 19:30 hours after a tip-off from concerned members of the community in Lusaka’s Westwood area who saw him hiding in one of the unfinished houses,” Mr Kajoba said.

“After interrogations, the suspect revealed that he was with his friend identified as Jacob Phiri during the killing of the girl.”

After interrogations the two led the police officers to the which-doctor’s House where they took the child’s body parts.

Mr Kajoba said investigations into the matter has since heightened and all the suspects remains in Police custody.

Yesterday Government express their concern over the rising death toll of school going children stating that the culprits will be brought to book.

Government’s statement came after the death of three children aged ten and 11 in the past two weeks.

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