Malawi Police Service has removed the wreckage of the car that belonged to the murdered Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director of Corporate Services Issa Njauju to un disclosed place.
The car was found burnt to ashes at Mtsiriza, in the outskirts of capital Lilongwe but residents in the area were not aware of the time the wreck was taken away from their area. They only found it missing Thursday morning and speculations were high that the vehicle might have been removed by a syndicate of the gangsters with help of powerful people in government.
However, ACB Deputy Director Reyneck Matemba has told a local radio that the wreckage has been taken to a safe location by the Bureau and the Police.
There were fears that evidence could have been compromised if the wreckage had either missed or left to stay for long as some people started removing certain parts of the wreckage for personal use.
Njauju murder is said to have affected the operations of anti-graft body.
“Obviously you would expect people not to be happy. There is a sombre mood at the bureau,” Matemba told Capital Radio on Saturday.
He, however, said the bureau is not investigating the cause of the murder but police.
“ACB is not investigating the matter. It is in the hands of police,” said Matemba.
Police spokeswoman Rhoda Manjolo told Capital Radio: “Investigations are still going on.”
Njauju was discovered half buried by sand miners on Saturday, July 4 in a bush behind the Presidential Villas in Lilongwe’s Area 44. He was reported missing on Thursday.
It still however not clear whether Njauju, whose body had two gunshot wounds, was killed at the site or the body was simply dumped there.
Although the government has through Minister of Information and Civic Education Kondwani Nankhumwa asked people not to speculate about his death, there is high belief in the public domain that the Mangochi man might have been murdered due to the nature of his job.