Luapula witches arrested for exhuming body, collecting bones

 Luapula witches arrested for exhuming body, collecting bones

Police in Mansa in Luapula Province have arrested four people among them, a witch finder for trespassing on a burial place.

Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo has identified the witch as Emmanuel Kasuba 35, also known as Doctor Cheswa.

Ms Katongo said Dr Cheswa was arrested with Francis Malemba 50, Ngandwe Balakeni 35, all of Chitente Village, Chief Milenge of Mansa.

The other is Conelious Mwilambwe 56, of Chilumba village Chief Kasoma Bangweulu of Samfya District also a witch finder.

“It is alleged that the suspects went to Nengenenge burial site and exhumed a body of a named deceased person who died in 2010 and removed a bone from the remains which they allegedly hid at a named place in Chief Mibenge.

“The burial site was visited and two graves were discovered tempered with. After investigations, suspected human bones and other human remains were recovered yesterday and are yet to be subjected to forensic examination,” she said.

Ms Katongo said the suspects are still detained in police custody yet to be charged.


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