Suspects in High Profile Murder Case Released

The Lusaka magistrate has set free three suspects in the ritual murder of NIPA student Ruth Mbandu.

Magistrate Betty Malupenga set the three suspects who included a clergyman after receiving instructions from the Director of Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito to enter a nolle prosequi.

Among those released are Emmanuel Serenje, Jordan Kapenda and Pastor Evans Ngulube.

Magistrate Malupenga, however, noted the trio is can be re-arrested on fresh instructions when new evidence surfaces.

The matter has been pending in the magistrate’s court while awaiting committal to the High Court for trial.

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