Police in Lusaka have detained a 27-year-old man of Woodlands area in Lusaka in connection with the death of a 21-year-old female student at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University only identified as Chipo Lufwandika.
It is alleged that Ms Lufwandika, who was in her third year at Levy Mwanawasa Medical school under the school of public health and environmental sciences , went to visit her boyfriend in Woodlands area at unknown date and time.
On Monday, August 27, 2023 she was taken to the University Teaching Hospitals as Brought in Dead (BID) by the said boyfriend who reported that she slipped off and hit her head on the floor at the Boarding house. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Hospital.
The parents rushed to the Hospital after they were called by one of the Nurses and confirmed the death of their daughter but did not meet with the person who took the body to the Hospital.
On August 29, 2023 at unknown time but after 18:00 hours, the said boyfriend visited the funeral house where the deceased’s friends from the University rose against him demanding to be told the actual cause of the death of their friend who they believed went to his place.
It was at this time that the parents came to know that the story of slipping off the wet floor at the Boarding house was fake.
Zambia police deputy spokesperson Danny Mwale has confirmed the incident in a statement and the suspect was apprehended and handed over to Police who have since instituted investigations into the matter.