The Lusaka High Court has acquitted two suspects Collins Soma and Edward Siandima arrested in connection with the death of Ruth Mbandu, a NIPA Student.
High Court Judge Chalwe Mchenga said this is because the Zambia Police Service failed to produce enough evidence to link suspects with the offense.
He said the fact that one of the accused persons was found with the phone is not enough because he bought the phone way after the offense was committed.
The judge further said the medical report that examined the semen found on Ruth Mbandu’s body was never brought to the court.
The Judge noted with concern that even a photocopy of the report would have added value to the case.
And speaking after the judgment, NGOCC Head of communication Madube Siyauya has expressed sadness at the police’s failure to properly investigate the matter.