Ellison Mwansa, a 29 – year – old man of Chaswe village in Chief Katuta area stabbed his 6 day old baby niece to death in an effort to get KR2 from its mother given to him to buy illicit brew. He later went to steal goods worth KR4,000 from a nearby shop.
Northern Province Police Commissioner Mary Chikwanda and Luwingu district police officer in charge Mwelwa Sampa confirmed the development in Luwingu yesterday. The mann has been arrested by police and charged for manslaughter and breaking into a building and committing a felony, he is remanded in custody awaiting court appearance soon.
She said Ellison Mwansa and his sister Suzan Chibale picked up a quarrel over KR2 note which her husband gave to his in-law (Ellison Mwansa) to buy illicit but Suzan was against the move.
As Mwansa was struggling to get his money back from his sister who delivered a baby girl 5 days ago at that time got a spear and tried to stab his sister but missed and landed on the infant who died a few hours after the fight.
“The child died as a result of internal injuries arising from a dispute over a KR2 note, if Suzan had released the money may be the child would not have died. But I do not know what Mwansa was up to, because after accidentally beating the child he later stormed the nearby shop and got away with goods worth KR 4000, ” said Ms Chikwanda.
Chikwanda said police recovered some of the goods in Mwansa’s house valued at KR 3000 which includes pockets of sweats, chiko biscuits and several other items which would be produce as evidence in the court.