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Man, 59, killed for proposing love to own granddaughter

A 19-year-old guy from North Western Province may spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a 59-year-old man from the same area who was allegedly making love proposals to his 15-year-old granddaughter.

Alex Mwanaumo allegedly struck Steward Kikwaba with a stick after he allegedly made love to his granddaughter Olipa Kabwita. He died as a result of his injuries, including head trauma.

According to Davies Moola, the commanding officer of the North-Western Province, police were notified of a homicide that happened on Thursday at around 22:00.

According to Mr. Moola, the deceased, who had been struck on the left arm and neck as well as the right side of the head, passed away as he was being transported to the hospital.

“Brief facts of the matter are that on February,2nd, 2023

at around 22:00hours the deceased Steward Kikwaba was on his way after a drinking spree at kankolonko bars with others,” he said.

When they arrived at Kikute Village on the Kasempa-Solwezi Road, according to Mr. Moola, the dead and the suspect got into a disagreement over the deceased’s plan to marry his granddaughter.

“This angered the suspect who hit the deceased with a stick on the left arm and on the head and he fell on the tarmac and sustained a cut on the right side of the head. Later he died whilst being taken to mukinge hospital at around 01:50 hours at kafumfula area along Kasempa solwezi road,” he said.

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