Malawi Muslims are demanding answers over the salvage killing of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate affairs Issa Njauju, saying the investigations should come to its logical conclusion.
Njauju was brutally murdered and his body thrown aside presidential villas along presidential drive in the capital city’s Area 44 on July 2 2015.
His body was found with two gunshot wounds according to an autopsy report and his official car a Toyota Hilux D4D double cabin was burnt down to ashes at Mtsiriza near Area 49 in Lilongwe.
Some sections of the society are speculating that ACB boss was killed by a “state-sponsored” mafia-style attack.
During special prayers held Thursday evening at the City Centre Area 13 mosque in Lilongwe, Muslims called for for speedy investigations into Njaunju’s gruesome murder who was a devout Moslem and described as “a humble, quiet and a friendly man”.
Hanisi Tuwabi, described the late Njauju as a dedicated practising Muslim “who touched lives of many” during his regular attendance of the mosque.
“Njaunju was a disciplined and humble man. The huge gathering is a testament to his life. The majority of those who have come out to pray are those who work in City Centre and knew the late Njauju,” said Tuwabi.
“May Allah accept him in the top of paradise,” he said.
During the prayers, Muslim worshipers asked Allah for justice to prevail and those involved in his murder to be brought to justice.
Post-mortem results showed that Njauju was shot twice in the neck and chest before he was buried near Lilongwe River.
Njauju’s brutal murder has sent shockwaves among officers working in agencies investigating and prosecuting corruption in the country.
Envoys from the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, the European Union, Norway and Ireland last week visited ACB headquarters in Lilongwe in a show of solidarity with the graft-busting body.
The donors also called for speedy investigations and warned that intimidation and bribery should not been used to deter the bureau from pursuing those denying the country its much-needed resources through corruption.
“It is important that this particular investigation is concluded because this is a road to impunity,” said British High Commissioner to Malawi, Michael Nevin, speaking on behalf of diplomats.
“We call on government and all sections of Malawi society to help and protect those who are in the frontline of defending Malawi’s rule of law,” he said.
Police said investigations shows cashgate – probe into systematic plunder of public resources – could be the reason to Njaunju’s savage murder.
Director of training at Police headquarters, Richard Luhanga told a news conference in Lilongwe recently that the investigators are pursuing a number of conspiracies.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :