Marriage troubles end in death for Ndola nurse
A TROUBLED marriage of two years has ended fatally for a 23-year old nurse of Ndola after her police officer husband shot her dead before turning the same government-issued AK assault rifle on himself.
It is reported that Edgar Kamasumba aged 29, a constable at Chifubu police station, attached to Crack Squad Ndola on the copperbelt had marital disputes with the wife identified as Deborah Kasakula, a nurse at Ndola Central Hospital about three weeks ago which prompted her to go back to her parents house.
However, yesterday, Kamasumba while dressed in his police attire enroute to discharge his duties deviated from his map and went to the wife’s new location.
Prior to that, the officer withdrew an AK47 rifle with a number of ammunitions and he started his journey to Deborah’s parents’ home in Kawama compound.
When he found his wife, Kamasumba pulled out his rifle and and opened fire with the bullets piercing through the Deborah’s right cheek and exiting through the left, while one bullet hit the left arm.
Kamasumba then went on rampage and shot the wife’s 20 year-old young sister named Silver in the left foot who was later rushed to Ndola Teaching Hospital.
After that horrific incident, officer took to his heels and ran to Pamodzi Police Post where he ended his life by shot himself outside the premises.
Copperbelt Police commanding officer Sharon Zulu confirmed the tragic incidence stating Kamasumba sustained fatal wounds on the chin and back of the head as the bullet passed through the chin to the back of his head.
Zulu also disclosed the bodies of the deceased couple are lying in Ndola Teaching Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,
She said The AK47 rifle with three rounds of ammunition has been kept in safe custody and a docket to that effect was opened as investigations were instituted.
By Moses Makwaya