Malawi government has said the public should refrain from making “wild speculations” into the brutal murder of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njauju whose body was discovered half-buried on Saturday in the capital Lilongwe.
Minister of Information, Kondwani Nankhumwa, said government condemns the “brutal and cowardly murder” of Njauju who at the time of his untimely death was Director of the Corporate Affairs responsible for general administration, finance
and human resource at ACB.
Nankhumwa, who is also government spokesman, said Malawi Police Service has opened investigations into this tragic death.
“Government, and all law abiding citizens, will therefore wait for the findings of these professional investigations to take an informed stand on the matter,” said Nankhumwa.
He appealed to the general public to refrain from making “wild speculations which are deeply hurting the bereaved family and
colleagues at the ACB who have lost a dear friend, husband and father.”
Nankhumwa said: “Such a painful and tragic death must not be a treated as a source of propaganda
He added: “The Malawi Police Service is working around the clock to find the real truth of the matter. Therefore, the public is hereby being assured that perpetrators of this heinous act will be found and be brought to book. The criminals can run, but not hide.”
Meanwhile, Government is appealing to the general public to assist the Police with relevant information that may lead to the apprehension of the criminals.
And ACB boss Lucas Kondowe said in a statement made available to Nyasa Times that Njauju was in no way directly connected to any investigations or prosecutions.
The statement by Kondowe and Nankhumwa were to counter fevered speculations that Njauju may have been killed by regime gang because of his work on DPP cashgate scandals.
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 :