Police arrest Chawama woman for allegedly stabbing brother-in-law to death


The police have arrested and charged Catherine Sampa, aged 38, of Chawama compound in Lusaka for murder, after stabbing to death her brother-in-law.

Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, said the incident occurred on August 1, 2023, at around 22:55 hours in Chawama Compound.

Hamoonga said this in a statement issued in Lusaka on Wednesday and made available to Zambia Monitor.

“Brief facts of the matter are that a concerned neighbour heard noise from the suspect’s house who then rushed there, only to find the deceased laying lifeless on the floor in a pool of blood with a deep cut on the neck,” he said.

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Hamoonga said the neighbor then reported the matter at Chawama police station, and officers followed up the report.

He said after a physical check on the body, the deceased was found with a deep cut in the neck, and no object was found at the scene of crime and the motive behind the killing was yet to be established.

“The body has since been picked and deposited in University Teaching Hospital Mortuary awaiting Post-mortem and burial,” Hamoonga said.

He said the suspect was in Police custody and would appear in court soon.

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