Malawi Police have finally admitted that the brutal murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njauju is connected to cashgate investigations.
Police said investigations shows cashgate could be the reason to Njaunju’s savage murder.
Director of training at Police headquarters, Richard Luhanga told a news conference in Lilongwe on Wednesday that the investigators are pursuing a number of conspiracies.
“We cannot rule out that murder is connected to his work [at ACB),” said Luhanga, a senior police commissioner.
“What we are doing right now is to connect the dots,” he said.
Luhanga said police are following up “a sequence of events” that took place a day before Njauju was murdered.
Police also hinted at what Nyasa Times reported that the murder of Njauju could have been a case of mistaken identity.
“We are doing our interrogations with various people and also analysing information that we are currently getting from the public. At the moment, all options are welcome,” he said.
Njauju was brutally murdered and his body thrown aside presidential villas along presidential drive in the capital city’s Area 44 on July 2 2015.
His body was found with two gunshot wounds according to an autopsy report and his official car a Toyota Hilux D4D double cabin was burnt down to ashes at Mtsiriza near Area 49 in Lilongwe.
But police did not give much details into the progress of the investigations.
Government through Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu has since said it is considering a comprehensive review of security of ACB officers and public prosecutors.
Some sections of the society are speculating that ACB boss was killed by a “state-sponsored” mafia-style attack.
Postmortem results showed that Njauju was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.
Njauju’s brutal murder has sent shockwaves among officers working in agencies investigating and prosecuting corruption in the country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :