A 33 year old clearing agent, Peter Siwale has been arrested by police on Thursday for allegedly killing his wife and her alleged lover.
The suspect said to be a clearing agent of Nakonde border post, Zambia shot his wife, Charity Namuko and lover identified as Andrew Chibesa in front of his children after he found them in a romantic position.
Police Spokesperson, Esther Mwaata Katongo confirmed the incident to ‘Lusakatimes, ‘ saying the incident happened around 18:00 and 19:00 hours in Meanwood.
“Brief facts of the matter are that the suspect trailed the victims who are both teachers at a named school in Kaunda Square to some place in mean wood using a friends motor vehicle where he saw them in a romantic state.
“He then picked the two who he took to his home where he is alleged to have shot both of them dead in the presence of his children.
“His wife sustained a wound on the right shoulder and right side of the chest while the other victim sustained a wound on the left side of the chest.”
It was gathered that the suspect later went to the neighbor with the children and asked to be taken to the police.
“A gun was recovered from the scene with three empty cartridges. The suspect is detained in Police custody while the bodies of the deceased are in UTH mortuary awaiting postmortem,” Katongo added.