Phillip Zulu is alleged to have beaten his wife to death using a wooden handle of an axe after the couple engaged in an argument.
The deceased has since been identified Grace Zulu, 39, a teacher at Mazheri Primary School.
Copperbelt Police Chief Charity Katanga said the incident happened over weekend between 20:00 hours and 20:30 hours.
Katanga said the suspect is currently on the run and police have launched a manhunt to bring him to book.
She stated that the suspect is alleged to have escaped after the incident.
The deceased’s body is in Roan General Hospital mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Katanga has appealed to members of the public to help police with information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect.