Chongwe: 3 arrested for meting out mob justice on sprayer

 Chongwe: 3 arrested for meting out mob justice on sprayer

Police in Chongwe have arrested three suspects in connection with the death of Benson Moonga who was burnt to death on suspicion that he was one of the criminals behind chemical spraying.

The suspects were arrested yesterday March 1, 2020 at 10:00 hours at Malakata village of Rufunsa district.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo identified the suspects as Headman Malakata whose name is Kelly Mayungo 50, Edwin Strong Tembo 50, of Malakata and Museke villages respectively.

Ms Katongo identified the third suspect as George Mayunga 33 of Mwendakuseka.

She said the trio are charged for the offence of murder and are in police custody awaiting court appearance.

Ms Katongo also said that investigations in all cases where people have been murdered as a result of mob justice have continued.

In another development, two bodies of victims in an accident which occurred on February 29, 2020 along Lundazi road of Eastern province have been retrieved.

She identified the victims as Timothy Banda aged 27 of Lumezi stores who was the driver of the said motor vehicle and Emma Tembo 32, a teacher at Lumezi day Secondary school.

Ms Katongo said the total number of bodies recovered is now eight.

The Independent Observer

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