Police in Lusaka have arrested a man of Matero north identified as John Lungu aged 44 years who is a businessman and owns a fleet of Toyota Haice Minibuses, for allegedly shooting to death Kenny Makoba Chimfwembe aged 43 of Lusaka’s Garden House area using a pistol.
The incident happened yesterday at about 17:00 hours at Speed Star tyre Fitment Centre situated on Lumumba Road opposite Road Transport and Safety Agency Offices.
All is reported to have started when the accused person’s driver identified as Davies Zulu driving a Toyota Hiace mini bus registration number BAF 9727 was confronted by other drivers from Lumumba bus stop after they found him loading passengers along the road.
Zambia Police spokesperson Esther Katongo said it was at that point that the driver reported to the accused person who later went and confronted the drivers and there was exchange of bitter words and in the process the accused person pulled out his TKW 9milimeter pistol and shot Makoba (who is now deceased) on the right forehead and he died on the spot.
Mrs. Katongo said the suspect is detained in Police custody and the pistol alleged to have been used in the act has been recovered.
She said the body of the deceased person is in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem.
In another development, Mrs. Katongo said Police in Lusaka have arrested two suspects identified as Mwangala Mubita aged 41 of Chilanga and female Chitembo Chipili aged 35 of Lusaka West for Making False documents contrary to section 344, Forgery and Uttering contrary to sections 342 and 352 and Forgery of Judicial Documents contrary to section 349 Chapter 87 of the Laws of Zambia.
She said the accused persons are alleged to have been involved in several fraudulent adoptions of foreign nationals without following laid down procedures.
Mrs. Katongo said the accused have been charged as stated above and are in Police custody soon to appear in court.