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One more suspect captured in connection with the murder of a Chinese national in Makeni

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One more person has been arrested from Ndola bringing the number of suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Chinese woman in Lusaka to two. This was confirmed last night by Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo.

Mrs. Katongo said Police Officers are still conducting a search for the other two Chinese nationals at the gutted warehouse and an update on the findings will be given once the search is concluded.

Police on 24th May 2020 arrested one person in connection with the murder, with the help of the public. The man whose name they withheld is aged 22 and from Garden House area.

A burnt body of a female Chinese national named Hu New Cao aged 52 was retrieved from the scene with the search for the other two remaining Chinese Nationals still underway.

Initially, a report of a fire incident was received by the Police from a member of the public. The police rushed to the scene together with the Fire Brigade and whilst there, it was discovered that the owners of the warehouses were not at the scene of the fire and a further inquiry led to a search of their houses located behind the warehouses.

Blood stains at murder scene

Police spotted bloodstains on the ground right from the entrance and a machete with blood stains was also found inside the house on the floor near the bed.

Mrs. Katongo said a docket has been opened and investigations are still in progress as they will be questioning the two arrested suspects.


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