Police in Lusaka have arrested three suspects in connection with 10-year-old Chikondi Banda who was abducted and later found dead in Lusaka’s Emmasdale area.
Zambia Police Service Deputy Public Relations Officer, Danny Mwale has confirmed the development to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka today.
” We have arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of Chikondi Banda,” said Mr Mwale.
Mr Mwale said that the suspects were all picked last night around 21:00 hours.
He said during Police interrogations of the three suspects who were arrested on March 25, 2023 around 21:00 hours in connection with the murder of the 10-year-old boy identified as Chikondi Banda, one suspect identified as Nalukui Akafekwa aged 24 of Garden compound narrated to Police officers how he picked the boy from school on March 17, 2023.
Mr Mwale added that the suspect also narrated how he allegedly murdered the boy and later dumped him in a maize field in the Emmasdale area.
He said that the suspect revealed that the boy was murdered on March 17, 2023 between 20:00 hours and 21:00 hours.
Mr Mwale further said that the suspect (Nalukui ) led Police officers to where he committed the crime and also revealed that his motive was to get money from the boy’s parents.
He said the suspect lives in the same neighborhood with the deceased’s family members in Garden Compound.
“He is in Police custody awaiting to be formally charged,” said Mr Mwale.
He said Police investigations started with the other two who were in contact with the suspect (Nalukui) who was on the run.
Mr Mwale said that all the suspects are still detained in custody