Police arrest jealous husband for murder in Mzuzu

Malawi  Police in Mzuzu are keeping in custody two men for allegedly causing death of a woman in Chiputula Township within the city.

According to Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Martin Bwanali the two have been arrested for killing a 24 year old Sarah Zgambo of Mwazisi village in the area Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district  who was married to one of the two men and were staying together at Chiputula.

Yakobe Tembo, 43, Sarah’s husband from Lukhuwi village and his accomplice James Wowa 21 comes from Pendame village Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi district will appear in court soon to answer murder charges contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

“What happened is that the deceased on 31st July this year told her husband that she was going to visit her sister’s house at Zolozolo West within the city for family issues,” Bwanali said.

Bwanali further said the deceased did not return home that day surprisingly her body was found dead at Mzuzu Botanic Garden the following morning.

“Police visited the scene of the crime and did the usual professional needful and thereafter the body was taken to Mzuzu Central Hospital for postmortem and results indicated the death was due to head injuries as a result of assault by blunt object,” Bwanali said.

However when investigations started, sister to the deceased told Police that she never hosted Sarah on the said date.

Further investigations led to arrest of Tembo and Wowa who are suspected to have killed the woman when they caught her in the arms of another man at another place.

Police said Tembo and his accomplice started looking for the woman after seeing that it was getting dark and she was not returning home. It was during their search that they are said to have found her with another man.

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