CAROLINE KALOMBE, Lusaka
JACQUELINE Mwiindwa, the woman who is accused of killing her estranged husband Koffi Milumbe after allegedly running over him, yesterday pleaded not guilty to murder in the Lusaka High Court.
In this case, Mwiindwa, 36, a health care administrator of Makeni Bonaventure, is charged with murder.
When the case came up before High Court judge Charles Chanda, Mwiindwa said she understood the charge but denied committing the crime.
Particulars of the offence are that Mwiindwa, on October 28, 2016, in Lusaka, allegedly murdered her husband, Kofi Milumbe.
It is alleged that Mwiindwa, a member of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church, ran over Mr Milumbe, 38, a director at Grant Thornton.
It is further alleged that there was a misunderstanding over who should have custody of the couple’s children, aged eight and six.
It is also alleged that on the fateful day, Mwiindwa had gone to her husband’s house to pick up the children when an argument ensued and led to a fight between the two.
Mr Milumbe allegedly attempted to stop his wife from getting the children to an extent of entering a moving vehicle through the window, where it is alleged that he continued to beat his wife.
Mr Milumbe is alleged to have gotten off the moving car and made a phone call to his brother informing him about the incident.
It is alleged that Mr Milumbe was distraught and was not paying much attention as he made the call whilst walking in the middle of the road.
The case has been adjourned to August 21.