A 32-year-old man of Lusaka’s Mtendere compound has been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of his 16-year-old girlfriend.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo confirmed the arrest to Capital FM News and identified the suspect as Crispin Kawanga and the deceased as Getrude Lungu.
Mrs. Katongo said the arrest followed a report of a missing person to Kalikiliki police post on Sunday 19th April, 2020 by Simon Lungu, the father of the victim.
She said investigations were instituted which led to a traditional doctor of Mtendere who later revealed that he attended to a client who was later identified as Crispin Kawanga who went to him seeking for help after he had killed someone.
And Mtendere ward 30 councilor in Munali Constituency Watson Mtonga is saddened by the murder of the young girl and urged the youth to resolve issues in their relationships amicably.
Meanwhile, residents have expressed fear and shock over the incident.