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Police in Lusaka six suspects in connection with the murder of Protective unit Police Officer


Esther Katongo
Esther Katongo

Police in Lusaka have arrested six suspects in connection with the murder of Joy Mpandu Simwamba, a wife of a Protective unit Police Officer who also sustained injuries after they were attacked at their Lusaka’s Makeni Villa Home on 10th January, 2019 at about 02:00 hours by criminals armed with iron bars.

Those arrested are Kebby Jere aged 34, Evans Mwaba alias Shilozi aged 38, Clement Sinkamba alias Yeelo aged 28, Isa Mtonga Zulu aged 27, Mathews Malisawa aged 23 and Elijah Phiri aged 25.

Police also recovered from various places one Blanket, two cell phones, a bicycle, a school bag, a mattress and other items all property of the Sergeant Simwamba.

Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said Police also recovered a jacket and three Police combat uniforms from a pit latrine where they were dumped.

She said the suspects have been charged with Aggravated Robbery contrary to section 294 and Murder contrary to Section 200 of the Penal Code cap 87 of the Laws of Zambia.

Mrs. Katongo said the suspects are detained in Police Custody and will appear in court soon


  1. Looking at what the suspects got from the house of that police man, it’s hard to believe that the suspects wanted to steal from that house. I think there is more behind the killing of the wife to the police man.

  2. It is very regrettable that a life was lost but Iam also worried with the age group of people who committed the offence. Much as I dont support what they did, but I think we have left our youths to wonder in the jungle with no hope of a decent living.It is time something was done on a very serious note concerning the welfare of our youths in this country. If we leave them alone, the only easy option is to become militants and all of us will suffer.

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