Ruth Mbandu ‘killer’ arrested

Ruth Mbandu ‘killer’ arrested

POLICE in Lusaka have arrested a man believed to be a key suspect and ‘missing link’ in the Ruth Mbandu gruesome murder syndicate.
Impeccable sources have revealed that the man, whose age and name have been withheld, was arrested last Wednesday in Kanyama township and he is detained at Emmasdale police station.
The July ghastly murder of Ruth, 19, a National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) student, shook the nation, especially given the highly bizarre circumstances surrounding it.
The sources said police were tipped and led to the suspect by his ex-girlfriend whom he had invited for a drink at a local pub in Kanyama.

“Police were led by his ex-girlfriend who was not comfortable with the idea of going out with him for a drink, she alerted police who arrested him,” the sources said.

The sources said the ex-girlfriend also warned police not to mention his name even when effecting arrest, for fear that he may elude their dragnet as he is believed to possess charms that ‘detect’ attempts by police to arrest him.

Sources further disclosed that the suspect is linked to serial killings in Lusaka and other places and that his motive for the brutal and shocking horror killings, is some “unexplained rituals”.
“Simply put, this man has been the missing link or jigsaw puzzle piece in this murder investigation and now he has been cornered,” the source said.
Efforts to get a comment from both Inspector General of Police Stella Libongani and Lusaka Province police commissioner Solomon Jere proved futile. They both declined to comment.
Dr Jere however said that police would most likely give a position on Ruth’s murder investigations today.

But the Daily Mail has established for a fact that the ‘missing’ link in the dragnet that has sucked in five suspects, including the girl’s maternal uncle, is being held under tight security.
The hunt for the murder suspect peaked after Finance Deputy Minister Miles Sampa-also Matero member of Parliament-staked a bounty on the head of suspects.

The bounty presently stands at K30 million and it is not clear who will be given the money, should it be proved that the man in detention at Emmasdale police is the one that actually killed Ruth and possibly many others.

Mr Sampa when reached yesterday said: “I have no comment on this matter as it is still under investigation.”

35 Responses to "Ruth Mbandu ‘killer’ arrested"

  1. vick   October 18, 2012 at 9:50 am

    police at work

    • castrol   October 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      i feel like entering the monitor to go and kick him with my boots,pipo help,i can break the computer screen

  2. nshendi   October 18, 2012 at 10:12 am


  3. Ndora N$hiliya   October 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Ndeloleshafye. Inyokupapa how these chaps can kill someone in such a manner

  4. Abakuchaume   October 18, 2012 at 10:18 am

    If any one is convictd plz excute da murder with no mercy they deserve to be killd like mad dogs.

  5. Tshala Muana   October 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Hope he’s d right person n not a case of a bitter ex- lover playing revenge.

    • Chibesa   October 18, 2012 at 11:58 am

      same thing am thinking…women are dangerous

  6. Tupac   October 18, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Am the one who alerted you ba tumfweko to publish this story.Infact the guy is from mpika,after being arrested for stabbing a nurse he was found with ruth’s uncle’s nunba and that is how he was transfered to lsk to help with the investigation.

  7. Mwanamfumu   October 18, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Justice shall surely prevail

  8. LUSAKA CHOLERA   October 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Too bad that innocent people are in custody. No bail for the uncle to the deceased.

  9. Behavioural Analyst   October 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Boma ni Boma arrest the monkey; the Uncle ,Bishop etc must be the ones who hired that monkey to do them dirty job so they are not innocent

  10. gaye   October 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I hope the bastards will be hanged for their heinous acts and may the soul of the young sweet girl rest in peace.

  11. Pv   October 18, 2012 at 10:55 am

    If what Tupac is saying is true then there maybe more to the story, he was arrested because he was found with Ruth’s uncle phone number. If any of you have the phone number, be on the look out….you are the missing link.

  12. Kasman   October 18, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I think the man was hired by the uncle, bishop etc to murder Ruth. So they are not innocent. Whatever led the ex-girlfriend to tell? Hope not sour grapes.

  13. Mo taim   October 18, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Eya ya yeah.Elyashi ili bane nomba.

  14. mutototo   October 18, 2012 at 11:30 am

    If proved guilty, he should be hanged together with his accomplices to serve as a lesson to all those who engage themselves in such evil acts.

  15. Chibesa   October 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    So if am found with Ruth’s uncle phone number then am a suspect??? so as far as the police are concern no should be found with the number

  16. TIMBWI   October 18, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I supply the uncle with bibles and anointing oil and iam currently sleeping with the ex girlfriend so does that make me the missing link.

  17. Eshu the Comfuser of men.   October 18, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    GOD..@let the truth come out soonest to free the innocents hey…….

  18. TIMBWI   October 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    false picture, this is a UPND cadder being arrested. if it was ruths killers C5 could have handled it and not roit police from lilayi.

  19. FULUFUTE!   October 18, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Arrest the murderers and hang them by their balls so that it serves as a lesson to the would be offenders.

  20. mali   October 18, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Mothers are felling the pain, an eye for an eye even the bible has proclaimed.

  21. suzyo Tionge Zimba   October 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Good Show from the police.That what the nation needs

  22. mali   October 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I think firing squard would be better, kill at spot would be fine, not peeling the skin, I can imagine the pain my dear Niece went throw crying for no help at all no one came to her rescue, soldiers to fire them one by one., they had their time to do what they wanted on a person who is alive, this is also rubbish to understand, if killing a chicken one has to give it a second thought, nomba sure a human being. idiots

  23. NDIYO ZO PULAMA   October 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Game yachinja guys,its time to go to jail..muku bombela ichimbokaila

  24. Kabulungu   October 18, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    It he the one in the picture above or this is a file picture?

  25. Mushkarano!!   October 18, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Wapya Baisa…Cage the idiots!!

  26. Kasaka   October 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Then WHO killed Ruth coz we have some ‘suspects’ in the chooks right now !

  27. mali   October 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Good question, who killed Ruth, in this group there should be the person who wanted ruth to be killed, the person who was monitoring her movedments, the person hired to kill her, the driver who was driving the vehicle used and the person who killed was for sure certainly not alone, such murder involves few individuals, there should be three or four groups involved, surely they can run but not to hide, here they are now regetting. in jail elyo nokukaba uku.

  28. presely   October 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    y tak these dogs to jail bsides we have limited space in jail, these dogs if found guilty should just be hunged… simple & straight 4ward, that girl ws so pretty to be the victim damn IT!!

  29. CQ   October 18, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Thats the change we hoped 4.

  30. CALLED WISE   October 18, 2012 at 5:54 pm


  31. 1200   October 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    which is which ba tumfweko,ruth marderer was arrested in mpika or kanyama? dig deeper before you feed the public with information

  32. Wanu Ngwee   October 18, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    In Zed, if you’re found guilty of murder, sentence = death, finish!!

  33. Alberto   October 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Everyone who was involved in Ruth’s murder must face the painful death, they have to be killed slowly not at once (Man on Fire).