BUTTYSON KANDIMBA, Solwezi
AN OFFICER at Solwezi Central Police Station has been arrested for allegedly beating up his 79-year-old father whom he accused of
being a wizard.
North-Western Province commissioner of police Auxensio Daka has named the suspect as Sergeant Harry Sankisa, 43, of Kandemba township in Solwezi.
“Mwinilunga police received a report that Sergeant Harry Sankisa beat up his biological father on accusations that he caused the death of his child using witchcraft,” he said.
Mr Daka said the incident happened in Kabanda township on Wednesday around 12:30 hours and named the victim as Chipoya Antwanyi of Sankengi village.
“The matter was reported by Chipoya Antwanyi of Sankengi village in Chieftainess Ikeleng’e’s area that he has been assaulted by his son of Solwezi district,” Mr Daka said.
He said the victim suffered head injuries and general body pains.
Mr Daka said Sergeant Lukama allegedly used bricks and fists to beat up his father.
He said the suspect, who is in police custody, has been charged with occasioning actual bodily harm and will appear in court this week.