Police in Chipata are holding a man of Chafumelo village in Chief Kapatamoyo’s area for killing a brother after an argument.
Eastern Province Commissioner Grace Chipalila disclosed this to ZANIS, in Chipata this morning.
Green Mbuzi is reported to have murdered his elder brother Chipata Mbuzi after a drinking spree on May 13, 2012 around 10 hours.
Mrs Chipalila said the cousin to the deceased Kelvin Zulu reported the matter to the police who later picked up Green.
Green is still in police custody and will appear in court soon.
And Mrs Chipalila stated that on May 19, 2012 police picked up a body of a female in Umodzi Basic School grounds in Chipata.
She named the deceased as Elina Nkuwa of Mchini compound.
The Commissioner stated that the body was picked on Saturday, and that it was still in Chipata General Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.
Mrs Chipalila said that Police have instituted investigations and were also looking for the husband to the deceased who is on the run to help with investigations.
Meanwhile, Chief Kapatamoyo of the Ngoni people in Chipata has attributed the increase in deaths among his subjects to excess drinking of illicit brewed beer popularly known as Kachasu.
Chief Kapatmoyo said excess intake of Kachasu has led to increased criminal activities among people in his area.
He appealed to government to work with traditional leaders in the fight against illicit beer brewing and drinking in chiefdoms.
The traditional leader said this in an interview with ZANIS.
Chief Kapatamoyo said youths are no longer productive because they start drinking in the early hours of the morning.
“We need to fight this and ensure that youths engage in productive issues other than alcohol intake because it is retrogressive,” he said.