Malawi police have moved in swiftly to arrest the suspect, Arthur M’dala who stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend Mirriam Siula at Chilinde Township in Lilongwe on Saturday.
M’dala has been arrested in the wee hours of Tuesdsy by Goliati police unit in Thyolo district where he was hiding at Mukhwela Rest House.
He allegedly stabbed to death Mirriam Siula who hailed from Yotamu Siula village, Traditional Authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district, and was working as a cashier at one of the forex bureaus in Lilongwe.
M’dala is reported to have traveled to the Capital City from Blantyre, where he is based, to meet with his ex-friend after indicating that he had an issue to discuss with her.
Initially, M’dala had requested the deceased to travel to Blantyre, but the ex-girlfriend refused to do so.
It is understood that it was at this point that suspect resolved to follow her.
It is believed that upon arrival at the deceased’s residence, M’dala asked for a glass of water but the unsuspecting ex-girlfriend handed over the glass of water, the suspect fished out a knife and stabbed her on the stomach and fore-arm and immediately left the place.
She was rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital where she is said to have been pronounced dead upon arrival.
M’dala is expected to arraign soon on murder charges.
Murder in Mulanje
In a related development, Police in Mulanje have arrested a 64-year-old man for allegedly murdering his wife.
The suspect, identified as Chitekwe Moffat, from Muhowa village in the area of Senior Chief Nkanda, committed the offence last Saturday.
According to Gresham Ngwira, publicist for Mulanje Police, the suspect, Chitekwe Moffart, went for a drinking spree in the area and went home at around 1900hrs very drunk.
“When he arrived at the house, he started calling for the wife who was sleeping. Knowing the husband’s behaviour when drunk, the wife, Ireen Zuwedi, did not respond.
“Later the husband entered in the house and started beating the deceased severely,” explained Ngwira.
He said she was taken to Nkando Health Center where health officials pronounced her dead.
“Postmortem results indicate that death was due to ruptured spleen. He will answer an offence of murder that contravenes section 209 of the Penal Code,” added Ngwira.
The deceased also hailed from Muhowa village.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :