The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB ) director of corporate services Issa Njauju whose body was discovered half-buried on Saturday in the capital Lilongwew as the victim of a “savage and brutal attack”, Malawi police have said.
Njauju’s Toyota D4D vehicle was found burnt to ashes at Kauma in Lilongwe .
His body indicated some two gunshot wounds and stabbing.
Police said a murder iinvestigation is under way.
Nyasa Times understands Njauju has possession of sensitive files of corrupt practises with some linked to the so called K92 billion cashgate scandal.
But ACB director general Lucas Kondowe said they will wait for an investigation and results of a postmortem .
Njauju went missing on Thursday after knocking off from work and the office reported to police his disappearance on Friday.
Police said they launched maunhunt for Njauju, who was a devout Muslim, when his fellow worshippers wondered his unusual absence at the Mosque for prayers.
His body was found half-buried with his vehicle burnt to ashes.
ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba on Saturday said, in an interview, post-mortem results showed that he was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.
Late Njauju, 49, who came from Mangochi District and was laid to rest at Lilongwe Cemetary on Saturday.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :