A MAN of Chipangali’s Chikuwe chiefdom has died after taking manhood enlargement herbs. And police in Lundazi district are holding two people in connection with the alleged abduction of an albino in Lumezi district. Eastern Province police commissioner Luckson Sakala confirmed the death of Timothy Onde of Chikuwe village in chief Chikuwe’s area in Chipangali district.
Sakala said brief facts were that Onde was given traditional herbs by a known herbalist for manhood enlargement on Monday afternoon.
“However, after taking the same herbs, he became unconscious. He was rushed to Mzeyi health centre by his relatives on Monday night around 23:00 hours and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the health centre. The body has since been taken to Chipata Central Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem,” he said.
Sakala said the herbalist has since been arrested and charged with murder.
He said police would further be guided by the outcome of the postmortem results on the next course of action.
And Sakala said police have picked up two suspects namely Thomas Mvula, 34, a businessman of Chikomangala Village and Markson Ng’uni, 29 of Mfinzi village both of chief Chitungulu in Lumezi district in connection with the abduction of an albino.
Sakala said the suspects are alleged to have abducted Chepela Zimba,30, an albino man of Chisanza village in Lumezi district who was allegedly abducted and trafficked to Mbala district in Northern Province against his will.
He said two weeks ago, the victim who was in a drunken state slept behind the shops at Chitungulu Trading, where he was abducted around 23:00 hours by the alleged suspects in a Toyota Land Cruiser registration AAL 5798 belonging to Mvula.
Sakala said while in Lundazi, they bought him new clothes and the trio later boarded a Lusaka bound bus, the victim did not know, purporting to have gone to buy spares but later proceeded to Mbala district where they stayed for five days.
He said after realising that their mission had failed to workout in Mbala upon trying to call a woman who did not show up, the trio came back to Lusaka where the suspects teamed up with five other unknown people and attempted to attack the victim with knives but he managed to escape.
And ZANIS reports that an angry mob in Chitungulu ran amok and looted a shop belonging to one of the accused persons.
The villagers also burnt a shop and house belonging to one of the suspects.
Police say investigations were currently underway while the alleged suspects of abduction and human trafficking are at Lundazi Police Station for safety.