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By Patricia Mbewe

A man of Lusaka has committed suicide at Chipata police post by hanging himself using a string from his red truck bottom trousers.

The deceased identified as Gabby Sakala whose age is not yet known, committed suicide in the victim support unit office after he was reported to police by a widow of Chipata compound for depriving beneficiaries in the estate of her late husband.

Zambia Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo says the accused who is now deceased is alleged to have withdrawn k26, 000 from the complainant’s late husband’s bank account who died in March, 2019.

Mrs. Katongo explained that a female officer who was handling the matter left the widow who is the complainant and the accused person who is now deceased in her office and went to the inquiries office to get the occurrence book so that she could make an entry.

She says the widow who is the complainant also left the office and went outside leaving Sakala alone in the office.

Mrs. Katongo says that when the officer went back to the office, she found Sakala hanging from the rods where the roof rests and informed other officers.

She says scenes of crime officers were called to examine the scene and the body has been taken to UTH mortuary.


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