North-western province deputy police commissioner Chola Katanga confirmed the incident in an interview with ZANIS, yesterday
Mr. Katanga said that on Wednesday 16 September 2016 unknown people in Ikelenge attacked Patson Mfula aged 43 and killed him on the spot.
The motive for the murder is not yet known but that police are investigating the matter and that attackers will soon be brought to book.
However sources close to the deceased said that the victim was murdered following a land dispute with some extended family members.
According to eyewitnesses , torched the house where the deceased was sleeping and eventually died in the inferno.
Meanwhile Ikelenge District Commissioner Victor Kayekesi who is uncle of the deceased expressed sadness at the development.
Mr. Kayekesi has appealed to the police to ensure that culprits are brought to book in order to face justice.
The District Commissioner has warned Ikelenge residents against taking the law in their hands.