A 21-year-old student was found dead at his girlfriend’s home in Ndola while his parents believed he was attending boarding school in Mansa.
Although his parents assumed he was in boarding school, Emmanuel Kayuni, the son of a Ndola lawyer, is likely to have collapsed outside the gate of the Northrise neighborhood where he was residing with his girlfriend.
According to Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer Peacewell Mweemba, the incident took place on Wednesday between 9:00 and 10:00 at home number 7 Kafupi Road in the Northrise neighborhood of Ndola.
John Kayuni, Emmanuel’s father, reportedly reported the incident, according to Mr. Mweemba.
“Brief facts of the matter are that the deceased went to school in Mansa in January 2023, but came back from school to meet his girlfriend Princess Mwaba aged 20,” Mr Mweemba said.
Mr Mweemba said Emmanuel had returned from boarding school but hid from his parents leaving them to believe that he was still in Mansa.
“On March 21,2023, the deceased and the girlfriend went to the Executive lodge in Northrise where they spent a night and he was complaining of heart problems. In the morning the two left the lodge to their apartment in Northrise where the deceased left his girlfriend at 09:00 hours to buy tomatoes at the market,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said at around 10:00 hours, he started going back home, but before he could reach his apartment he collapsed at the main gate.
“Bright Silunsili, a gardener at the said house, rushed to the gate to render assistance. The girlfriend was also informed about what had happened to her boyfriend. Transport was quickly arranged by the landlord and they managed to rush him to Ndola Teaching Hospital (NTH) where he was certified dead,” Mr Mweemba said.