Criminals murder Lusaka police officer’s wife

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Criminals have attacked a Lusaka Protective Unit police officer in the early hours of today, Thursday, 10th of January and have in the process killed his wife.

Police Service Spokesperson Esther Katongo has confirmed the attack and named the officer as Sergeant Billy Simwamba, 39 adding that the criminals broke into his Makeni Villa residence around 02:00 hours using iron bars.

Katongo says Sergeant Simwamba’s wife Joy Mpandu Simwamba, 31, died after sustaining a deep cut at the back of her head upon being hit with an iron bar.The criminals demanded to be given Sergeant Simwamba’s firearm.

Mrs. Katongo further said Sergeant Simwamba and his brother Brian, sustained injuries during the attack adding that a manhunt for the three criminals has been launched.

The body of the police officer’s deceased wife is at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) awaiting postmortem.

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    zambia eyes 1 week ago

    First whats the response time for police to respond to a call ,u cant blame police proper equipment is needed , special frequency for communication ,transport ,bullet proof vests but political will from leaders is not their example 1 fire truck was said to cost us1m this money can do a lot to equip our police service ,so political leader are a problem

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    kashimbi 1 week ago

    I pray that the Cop did not involve himself with these criminals once upon a time. Could be his “old friends” or he has been the obstacle in some bad dealings within the service so his tainted work mates are set to eliminate him.

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    playing with the cop!!! eiwhiii