Police arrests Lusaka woman for killing her boyfriend

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Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo
Police in Lusaka have arrested a 23 year old woman identified as Juliet Phiri of no fixed abode for allegedly murdering her 25 year old boyfriend.

Zambia Police Public Relations Officer, Esther Katongo identified the deceased as Mathews Nasilele of Garden compound in Lusaka who used to stay with his girlfriend.

Ms Katongo said the incident happened on January 17, 2018 at about 01:00 hrs in an area called Mtonyo in Garden compound.

She said the matter was reported to the Police by the victim’s landlord who heard the victim shouting for help.

Ms Katongo stated that the landlord then later alerted his neighbour who accompanied him to the victim’s house where they found him lying in a pool of blood which was coming from the wound on the chest.

She further said the victim was rushed to Emmasdale Police where they were issued with a medical report form and was later taken to Chipata Level One Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Ms Katongo added that Police Officers visited the scene and conducted a search and found a knife under the mattress suspected to have been used in the act.

The body of the deceased is lying in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem while the accused person is in police custody.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka yesterday.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. The Police delayed rushing the poor fellow to the hospital by passing through the police station for a document. Police report document was not supposed to be priority 1. Saving the life of this guy was paramount and critical. The document could have been delivered to the hospital later. This is yet again another example of misplacement of priorities by the Police Service. They actually contributed to killing the guy. We should start thinking of establishing Paramedics Quick response team in Lusaka. The Paramedics when called to an accident scene will provide the vital required First Aid before rushing the victim to the hospital. This is being managed as a business in some countries. Countrymen and women think about it. I’m keen to partner with those who are interested in this business…

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    • Juliet Phiri has opened the “lovers” killing spree in 2018. I thought this nonsense died in 2017.

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    • From the story above its was not the police that delayed its the neighbors the neighbors who took the victim to police so we need to educate the community that Police document needs to be taken after a person has been treated at the hospital

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    • Police incompetence killed this man. Zambia is the ONLY country in the world where a emergency victims are rushed to Police first before rushing them to hospital. It defies logic.

      Even my grade 2 daughter thinks at a higher level than these Buma-yela.

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    • Why is it so important to get a police report first before medical attention? This is just insane! But then Zambia is not a “normal country”.

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    • The insistence on the procedure of obtaining a Police Report first in cases of stab or gunshot or suspected violence should be revisited. Some deaths could be avoided by timely emergency medical attention.

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    • Raised this issue with Chongwe police December 2017. had picked an elderly lady who had collapsed, but instead of allowing us to rush to A&E department were told to get to police station first.

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    • You said it all. It is beyond belief that they can’t see this wrong given that even if ZP was highly computerised, it would still be a worst of vital seconds which could mean the person can be saved or not. The Hospitals are known to refuse treatment UNTIL a valid Police report is shown. That unfortunate procedure could be (if they HAVE TO keep it) retained for people without life-threatening wounds. That in itself could still be a problem because victims may not look too wounded when in fact they are 9internal injuries).

      The Authorities MUST review this unfortunate practice. Let thee Police FOLLOW the victim to the Hospital.

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  2. Ma police nakukonda kudyamo.that was a straight hospital situation.what was the medical report for? Imbeciles

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  3. Is it luck of reading or luck of understanding. The story says neighbor took the victim to police. The police did not take him to police first then hospital. Read simple English. “She further said the victim was rushed to Emmasdale Police where they were issued with a medical report form and was later taken to Chipata Level One Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.”
    No wonder we are struggling as a country with such simple minds.

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    • Ba Tatwe, the victim was rushed to the Police station because apparently your procedures dictate that. As others have said, it defies all logic that victims of wounds or anything to do with violence must obtain a police report before they can be attended to at the hospital. What a sham of a country we have. Simple things must be made complicated

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  4. The problem with some couples is that even when they know very well that the relationship has broken down irretrievably they continue living together

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  5. The country needs as many ambulances as communities. These ambulances should be stationed in the communities. And with all these phones in the country, emergency dispatchers should be available 24hrs a day to attend to such emergencies. Its time the leaders invested in public service vehicles and not personal to holder vehicles. Enough is enough.

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  6. Yes its the police who delayed in issuing the medical report. Unless you have been to get the medical report from this police posts, you wont understand how the the guys behave when you report a case. They are never in a hurry to do things…

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  7. @ Dustin: The ‘couple’ was living in Mtonyo. Where is that? Garden Compound is big bwana. Even if there was an ambulance available, they would have located Mtonyo, let alone the house where the two lived. Very sad development, nevertheless.

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  8. Zambia police is in serious need of restructuring and serious retraining. I have said it before and I will say it again- zambia police is the most un- proffessional government department. These guys are useless to the core! The only thing they know us mounting roadblocks and taking bribes.

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  9. he further said the victim was rushed to Emmasdale Police where they were issued with a medical report form and was later taken to Chipata Level One Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
    If the Standard Operating Procedure says so then it is outdated and belongs to the dustbin.Life is more important than determining the cause.Rush the victim to the Accident and emergency then report to the police.The medical report will come in later.The ministry of Health must look into this anomaly which is costing lives.

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