A 15-year-old girl in Lusaka, Zambia has woken up to a night mare after discovering the bodies of both her parents bundled up in a blanket murdered in cold blood in their back yard allegedly by her 19-year-old brother.
The 19-year-old adult juvenile is believed to have entered into his parents’ bedroom , murdered them , tied them up with a wire and then bundled them up in blankets.
Sadly, the bodies were then discovered by his 15-year-old sister who before the incident heard noises coming from her parents bedroom, but did not think of the worst.
The girl after having discovered the bodies of her parents is alleged to have been told by her brother through a written note that they had died of COVID-19.
Zambia Police Spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said police recorded a murder case which occurred on Saturday between midnight and 10:00 hours in Salama Park.
“Police recorded a case of murder in which Nathaniel Mwakachela aged 53 and Pemba Alphonsina Lubwika Mwakachela aged 52 have allegedly been killed by their first born son an Adult Juvenile aged 19.Brief facts of the matter are that the two deceased parents went to bed around 23:00 hours on Friday August 5th, after they had their supper and had a family time in the sitting room while the suspect their son was in his bedroom,” he said
He said during the early hours of yesterday while asleep, a female juvenile aged 15 who is a sister to the suspect heard some noise with a bang and someone screaming ,but ignored as she thought it was her father trying to take her brother to the rehabilitation centre because they had mentioned earlier of taking him to the facility as his brother’s behaviour had been bad.
“Around 11:00 hours when she woke up she discovered that her bedroom door was locked. She then decided to call her brother to come and open for her but he responded saying that he was mopping so he couldn’t open. Later after staying in the bedroom for some time she decided to open the door using a knife. When she got out it was quiet in the house as only his brother was present,” he said.
Mr Hamoonga said that the girl then followed the suspect and then he told her he wanted to tell her something ,but that he could only communicate it on a piece of paper.
“That’s how he broke the news by writing on the paper that the parents had died of COVID-19. When asked where the bodies were he didn’t respond.She checked for the bodies inside the house ,but couldn’t find them so she decided to go out and that’s where she found the two bodies wrapped in blankets and tied on each ends with wires,” he said
Mr Hamoonga said that the girl then asked the suspect if she could take a walk outside to clear her mind and she was allowed.
“It was at this point when she went outside the gate and went to inform her family members who later came with her to report the matter at the police at around 13:30 hours.Police visited the scene of crime.The house was found looking clean and nothing unusual was observed. Outside the house within yard in the backyard was where the two bodies were found wrapped in two different and separate blankets.”
“The two bodies were unwrapped and examined; the deceased male had a deep cut on the right upper part of the eye with swollen lip while the female had a swollen face with a cut on the nose. Fresh blood was observed coming from the two deceased’s nose. Also at the scene there was a piece of paper that was recovered from the suspect where he broke the news to the sister of the passing on of their parents,” he said.