Mob in Solwezi kills suspectd ritual killer

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By Mwape Mwesa
A mob in Solwezi has killed unidentified man on suspicion that he was allegedly a ritual killer.

This was after the deceased was in the company of three others was apprehended by a security guard after they attempted to break into one of the offices at Kimakolwe School.

Northwestern Province Police Commissioner Hudson Namachila has confirmed the incident that happened between 7:30 and 8:00 hours yesterday.

Mr Namachila said the security guard alerted members of the public who descended on the deceased by hitting him with stones, sticks and planks.

He said the victim had multiple head injuries and his body has since been deposited in Solwezi general hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.

No arrest has been made so far.

In a similar development a rioting mob set ablaze Kazomba Police Post destroying property whose value is yet to be ascertained.

Mr Namachila said Inspector Kabambi, the officer in charge at the said police post reported the matter on behalf of the Zambia Police Service.

He said the incident happened at 09:00 hours yesterday and no arrest has been made yet.

In another incident, a rioting mob assaulted a police officer at Solwezi central police station identified as Albert Mulunga 43.

The Provincial Police Chief said Mulunga was hit with a stone by unknown people who were rioting at Kimakolwe School.

Mr Namachila said the officer sustained a deep cut on the back side of the head/ZANIS.

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