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THE fifty three year old suspect who allegedly murdered his wife in Lusaka’s Kabanana Township and ran away, has been apprehended by people at 15 miles area.

Watson Ng’ambi, is alleged to have murdered his wife, Agness Chabala Ng’ambi, 41, wrapped her body in a black polythene bag which he hid under the bed.

 Police spokesperson, Esther Katongo, disclosed that people apprehended Ng’ambi at 17:09:00 hours on Sunday and surrendered him to the police. He is currently detained in police custody awaiting to be charged with murder.

Police last week launched a man hunt for the suspect after the incident, which happened between 22:00 hours and 23:00 hours in Kabanana Township on April 19, was reported to Chipwalo Police Post on July 03 at 12:00 hours.

Ms Katongo said that the half-naked body had a broken left leg and was found to be in decomposed state when police conducted physical inspection.

She said that police also found a blood stained machete and axe at the scene, suspected to have been used during the act.

Ms Katongo thanked the public for its alertness and quick response to fighting crime saying that policing was a collective responsibility.

She urged them to continue collaborating with the police in fighting crime.

Meanwhile, a Catholic priest, John Bangwe, aged 38, of Kitwe has died in a road accident.

Ms Katongo said the accident happened on Sunday at 15:30 hours at Kashitu area, along the Ndola-Lusaka highway. 

Ms Katongo said Fr Bangwe was driving a Toyota Hilux, registration number ALB 4668 and that the accident happened when he failed to keep to his near side and in the process went to hit into a tree on the right side of the road.

She said Fr Bangwe sustained injuries and died on the way to the hospital and that the body was lying in the Kapiri Mposhi District Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem. 

The late Fr Bangwe was the acting chaplain at the Copperbelt University of Zambia (CBU) under the Jesuits Community in Zambia.

He was also recently appointed Treasurer-General of the Society, to be based at Luwisha House in Lusaka.

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