Police in Choma have arrested three male suspects for reportedly beating up a 57-year-old man to death who was found red-handed with a caucus at UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema’s farm in Choma district.
Southern province police commissioner Diamond Likashi confirmed the development to a local news agency in Choma and identified the deceased as Russell Kanoma of Siatembo village.
Likashi said Kanoma was allegedly beaten to death by three male workers at Hichilema’s farm in Choma after they found him red-handed with a caucus and an axe.
He said police took the deceased to Choma general hospital where he was declared dead and his body has been deposited into the mortuary awaiting post-mortem.
Likashi said despite libelled against the deceased, the law will take its course once the post-mortem proves that the deceased died after succumbing to the beating.
Meanwhile, elder brother to the deceased, Rodger Kanoma has since appealed to the Government to assist them to manage the funeral.