Notorious escaping inmate behind murder of a girl in Luanshya
By CHARLES TEMBO
Police have identified the notorious criminal who escaped from Kabwe Medium Prison where he was serving a 20 year jail sentence for aggravated robbery.
Copperbelt Commissioner of Police Elias Chushi said the suspected dangerous criminal is about behind the murder of an -18-year-old girl who went missing on May 22, 2021.
Mr Chushi has named the suspect as Joseph Chiteta, 55.
He said following intensive interrogations on Monday 24, May, 2021 at 13:00 police have unearthed one case of murder, in which the suspect led Luanshya Police Officers to Chichele Forest in Kasongo area of Luanshya District where they discovered a dead body of a female identified as Agness Samutamu aged 18, of Chichele Community, in Ndola.
“The suspect stripped his victim and tied her to a pine tree. It is strongly believed the deceased was sexually abused before she was strangled to death by the suspect. Further, the victim was earlier reported to have been abducted by unknown person on 22nd May, 2021 around 10:00 hours in Twapia, Ndola District and since then police officers have been searching for the victim, until the discovery.
“The body was identified by the uncle to the deceased Golden Kautingu 61 of house No. 4079 Kabushi Ndola and later taken to Thompson District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem,” said Mr Chushi.