A police officer of Lundazi has shot himself dead while on duty
at Finance Bank Zambia branch this afternoon (Tuesday – 14th
Eastern Province police commissioner Alex Chilufya said
constable Morice Nkhoma aged 23, killed himself by discharging
ammunition in his mouth in the afternoon today.
“It is with a deep sense of sadness that I hereby wish to
confirm the fact of death by suicide this afternoon of a police
officer based at Lundazi Police Station. No. 44035. Const.
NKHOMA Morice, aged 23, of House no. C42 Lundazi Police
Station, was at 07:30hrs today assigned to Finance Bank on
guard duties and whilst on duty around 14:15hrs, he pushed the
barrel of his AK 47 Rifle into his mouth and pulled the trigger
thereby fatally wounding himself. The bullet projected out
through the middle of his head scalp,” Chilufya stated.
He stated that bank officials immediately reported the matter
to police, who found Nkhoma in a pool of blood and gasping.
“He was rushed to Lundazi District Hospital, but passed on at
about 15: 45hrs. The body has been deposited in the hospital
morgue awaiting postmortem. He is survived by a wife and one
child. Reasons prompting the officer’s action are yet to be
understood,” stated Chilufya.