Malawi Police Service in Mzimba are keeping in custody Madaliso Kumwenda aged 20 from Traditional Authority Chindi in the district for allegedly shooting and subsequently killing John Nyirenda with no apparent reasons.
Nyirenda, aged 69 was from Kadudu in the same district.
Mzimba Police Public relations officer, Gabriel Chiona has confirmed with Nyasa Times about the murder.
A charge of murder contrary to section 209 has been pressed against the suspect. It attracts the maximum penalty of life imprisonment.
Police say it is not known where the suspect got the gun.
Of late gun crime has been on the increase in the country and apparently, police officers are reported to be aiding gangs.
Just recently, Malombe Police Officer In charge was netted for releasing gun to poachers
According to Malawi News Agency report, the officer in – charge identified as Inspector Sign Chitsulo was arrested on Tuesday morning for a crime of transferring of firearms and ammunition without authority.
The incident has been confirmed by Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer.
Currently, Police Constable Guta is walking freely after being arrested on five charges of conniving with criminal gangs.