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Suspect hangs self to death in police custody

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Police deputy spokesperson, Danny Mwale

A suspect identified as Jonathan Nyakulenga committed suicide in Police custody where he was detained.

The 22-year-old man of Manyama area in Kalumbila District of North-Western Province is alleged to have c0mmitted suic!de by hanging himself on the window security bar using his shirt on October 11, 2023 between 02:00 hours and 05:00 hours.

Police Deputy Spokesperson Danny Mwale says he suspect who was a worker at one of the guest houses in Kalumbila is alleged to have stolen some beddings and clothes belonging to the same guest house.

Police investigated the matter and recovered the stolen items all valued at K1,590=00.

Mwale says the suspect was arrested and charged with the offence of Theft by Servant on October 10, 2023.

He says the suspect was alone in Police custody at the time of detention.

The body was deposited in Solwezi General Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem.

An angry mob from Manyama trading area marched to Kakaindu Police Post where the suspect was detained but quick response by Police officers prevented the situation from escalating.

“We are urging members of the public in Manyama to be calm and to co-orporate with the Police officers in the area as investigations to establish the actual cause of death are underway,” Mwale said.

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