A 29-year-old Lusaka-based film maker was detained for criminal trespass when it was discovered that he was filming inside Kafue Hospital Mortuary in an attempt to duplicate a “Hammer House of Horror” stunt.
Paul Wilo is thought to have gone to the hospital mortuary to take pictures without the necessary authorization from the health authorities, which led to his arrest.
Oscar Nyambe, a 40-year-old mortuary employee who has been accused with the same offense, was also detained.
According to police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale, the incident occurred last Friday between 17:00 and 19:00.
According to Mr. Mwale, police were informed that several individuals, thought to be from Lusaka, had been spotted filming in the hospital’s mortuary without authorization.
“Police in Kafue District are holding two people for the offence of Criminal Trespass. This is in a case were Paul Wilo aged 29 a Film maker of Lusaka together with others were found filming in Kafue General Hospital Mortuary without permission from the Hospital authorities.
Police have also arrested a Mortuary attendant at the same District Hospital identified as Oscar Nyambe aged 40 ,in connection with the same offence,”he said.
Mr Mwale said the group was intercepted by a 32 year-old male Nurse who was on duty after he was alerted by the hospital guard.
Police officers rushed to the scene and arrested the suspects.
“Initial investigations revealed that the suspects had no authority from the District Hospital or the Ministry of Health.
The two suspects are in custody waiting to be formally charged and investigations have intensified into the matter,” he said.