Mpombo’ son arrested for cutting off head of pregnant girlfriend

POLICE in Ndola have arrested People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president George Mpombo’s 17-year-old son for allegedly shooting his lover to death with a pistol when he learnt that she was pregnant.
The accused is alleged to have later beheaded the 17-year-old girl before dumping the head in a bush.
Police spokesperson Charity Chanda confirmed the incident in an interview yesterday and identified the deceased as Ruth Phiri of Pamodzi Township in Ndola.
Mrs Chanda said police have also picked three of the suspect’s accomplices identified as Kennedy Mumba, 21, Brian Kachinga, 26, and a 16-year-old boy after he disclosed that they aided the crime.
She said Mr Mpombo’s son, whose name has been withheld, admitted having allegedly shot his lover after she told him that she was pregnant by him and that he buried her body in Chiwala before dumping her head in a bush near Mulungushi bus station within Ndola.
“We have exhumed a headless body of a 17-year-old teenager of Pamodzi Township in Ndola. This girl is believed to have been pregnant by Mpombo’s son. So, when she went to tell him that she was pregnant for him, he got upset and grabbed a pistol from the house which he used to shoot her,” Mrs Chanda said.
It is alleged that “after shooting her, he cut off her head, which he concealed in a plastic bag before dumping it in the bush, while he buried her body in Chiwala area in Masaiti”.
“Unfortunately, the body is in a decomposed state, but we have picked up both the body and head,” Mrs Chanda said.
She also said Mr Mpombo’s son allegedly led police to the scenes of crime.
The boy has been charged with murder and will appear in court soon.

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