Father Kanan committed suicide, investigations reveal

 Father Kanan committed suicide, investigations reveal

By MAIMBO MWEEMBA
Investigations surrounding the death of a Catholic priest have revealed that he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol.

Southern Province acting police deputy commanding officer Alfred Nawa confirmed in a statement that the incident happened yesterday at a Catholic parish house in Namwala district, Southern province.

He said Father Patrick Kambombi 41 of Namwala Catholic Church reported that Father Kenan Chibawe Musende 51 shot himself using a shot gun and died on the spot.

“Brief facts of the matter are that Father Kambombi held a meeting with Father Musende and four others to review how the Easter holiday was held and during the meeting the deceased received a phone call from unknown source of which he excused himself to his room within a building,” he said.

Mr Nawa said after 20 minutes Father Kambombi heard a gunshot and when they rushed to the room they found the deceased in a pool of blood with a shot gun.

He said when police officers visited the scene; they confirmed that Father Musende pointed the gun on the chin.

Mr Nawa said the head was blown off and a shot gun, Brendah Bresecia by make was retrieved about a metre from the deceased’s body.

He said body is in Namwala Hospital mortuary.