Jealous man arrested of killing ex-wife in ‘savage’ attack: 2 murder suspects arrested in Neno

A jealous man has been arrested  “savagely” killing his former wife after she struck up a friendship with another man in lakeshore northern district of Nkhatabay.

Nkhata Bay Police spokesperson, Ignatius Esau, said after the suspect Lymon Nkhoma, 24 years old, divorced his wife, son to the deceased 70 year old Gibson Buleya Phiri married her.

“For a long time, the suspect had been insulting the deceased for letting his son marry his ex-wife, and on 18th May this year [2017], the deceased was fed up with the insults he was getting from the suspect, so he decided to beat him up,” said Esau.

In retaliation during the night of that day, the suspect mobilized a group of boys who went to the deceased’s house fully armed with knives and sticks.

They assaulted the deceased who eventually died on the spot due to severe injuries.

The police spokesperson said the postmortem conducted on the deceased’s body revealed that he had died due to severe loss of blood emanating from secondary wounds he had sustained in the course of the assault.

The suspect will appear before the court of law soon to answer the charge of murder which is contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code.

Lymon Nkhoma comes from Dembanthuli Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kabunduli in Nkhata Bay district.

Neno arrests

Meanwhile, Malawi Police in Neno have arrested two men for assaulting a 70 year old man to death.

Neno Police station Public Relations Officer Raphael Kaliati said the two suspects; 24 year old Memba Damiano, and 25 year old Simeon Charles, assaulted the deceased Kachule Mtepheya on Tuesday, 16 May, when he was going to buy medicine at grocery within the village.

“On May 16 at around 19:00hrs, the deceased left his home to buy some medicine at a grocery within the village. On his way back home, he met the said suspects who were drunk and started assaulting the elderly man for no apparent reason. He shouted for help where some people rushed to the scene and the suspects ran away,” said Kaliati.

According to the Police PRO, Mtepheya later went to the house of Simeon Charles to ask why he assaulted him on the road but upon arrival, Charles took a piece of wood and hit Mtepheya on the chest.

Kaliati said the matter was reported to Mpatamanga police roadblock who issued him with a police report.

Mtepheya was later admitted at Chifunga Health Centre from where he was referred from Lisungwi Community Hospital but died on Thursday, 18 May.

A post-mortem conducted at Mwanza District Hospital revealed that death was due to internal bleeding.

“The suspects will appear before court where they will answer charges of murder contrary to section 209 of the penal code,” said Kaliati.

Both Damiano and Charles hail from Felemu Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mlauli in Neno.

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prince biko
7 years ago


Exodus 20:13
You do not murder.

Proverbs 3:29-30
29. Do not plan evil against your neighbour seeing he dwells safely besides you.
30. Do not strive with a man without cause if he has done you no evil.

Exodus 21:14
But the being who acts deceitfully to kill his neighbour by treachery. You are to take him from My slaughtering Place and be put to death.

Yahanan 14:15
If you love Me you shall guard My laws.

7 years ago

There are serious social problems in communities that are leading helpless youth into criminal acts. Our social structure and justice system should be improved. While punishing them through prison system is necessary in all murder cases preventive measures should be carried by social services. providers. The state has roles to address unemployment, dropout from school and poverty that are turning youth into gangs. In all the murder cases reported above I have not read how village headmen played their roles to diffuse tensions between the parties. Are people losing trust in them? Or the traditional social structure is breaking way… Read more »

7 years ago


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