POLICE in Chongwe have detained a 44-year-old man believed to be a mental patient after he attacked and killed a friend of his visiting relative.
Royd Chiyola is said to have attacked Chama Mpundu Chanda of Mtendere Compound in Lusaka when the latter accompanied his friend to visit relatives in Chongwe on Sunday.
Chongwe mental patient kills visitor
Police spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed the incident saying it happened in Shibali Village around around 17:00 hours.
“The now deceased is reported to have accompanied his friend Edwin Saili, 52 of Lusaka’s Garden House to Chongwe to visit his relatives but whilst there they were attacked by the suspected mental patient who is related to Saili,” Katongo told #Kalemba in a statement.
“The deceased sustained head injuries as a piece of wood is alledged to have been used in the act. the body of the deceased is in Chongwe Hospital Mortuary while the suspect is in police custody,” Katongo explained further.