As the country patiently waits for an outcome of the commission of enquiry president Mrs. Joyce Banda instituted to investigate events that led to the killing of the death of fourth-year Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa , the identity of owner of the vehicle which police officers used for the operation has been revealed.
Chasowa’s close confidant Black Moses, also known as Black Mo, told Nyasa Times that the assailants used a brand new blue in colour Toyota Runix registration number MHG 2353 and was at the time of the mission owned by businessman Arnold Sanudi.
Asked on how he came across the information as he was on remand at Chichiri prison at the time of Chasowa’s murder, Moses disclosed that he has been investigating the incident soon after he was released from jail with the aim of finding out the truth as somebody who was a close partner to the deceased.
“It is an open secret that Chasowa and me were like brothers. We were very close unfortunately he died when I was in custody on similar reasons. But when I was released I embarked on fact finding mission to establish the root cause of my friend’s death.
“That is how I discovered the names of police officers who committed the crime as well as those that played a role in the murder. In my investigations I found out that the killers who included police officers used Sanudi’s vehicle. Unfortunately, Sanudi no longer owns the car because he sold it to a Lilongwe guy,” revealed the outspoken Moses.
Meanwhile, separate investigations Nyasa Times conducted have established that Sanudi is hard core criminal and was arrested some weeks ago on a different case where he is alleged to have been found with a stockpile of army and police uniforms which law enforcers suspect were being used to terrorize Blantyre residents.
The arrest of Sanudi although was never made official has been confirmed by our sources in both the police and prison services.
According to the police sources at the southern headquarters, the whole case of Chasowa now borders on Sanudi as he is now regarded as state’s key witness and his evidence would give police a clue of the names of people that were involved in the operation.
Already Two people suspected to have had a hand in the death of the student activist are on remand in prison.
Police in Blantyre on July 13 2012 arrested the two suspects, Geoffrey Botomani and Petro Tembo.
An autopsy by College of Medicine in Blantyre last year showed Chasowa died from assault to his head inflicted by a blunt instrument or instruments rather than a fall as was earlier claimed by the police that he had committed suicide by jumping from a building at the campus.
He was found dead at the college in September 2011.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :