Malawi police zero in on key suspect in Njaunju murder case

Malawi Police Services  have zeroed in on most wanted   mastermind of the murder case of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director of corporate services Issa Njaunju, Nyasa Times understands.

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Police made several arrests in connection with the July 2015 macabre murder of Njauju who went missing for two days before his body was found by sand miners half-buried and his official vehicle, a Totota Hilux double-cabin pick-up, destroyed in a different location.

Those who were arrested in connection with the murder are two police officers;  Sergeant Titus Thombozi who was attached to Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) at Mchinji border, but he was operating from Mchinji Police Station and  Christopher Naphiyo.

The first suspect to be arrested and charged with murder was Frank John who was found with Njauju’s mobile phone handset after donors stressed that the murder was an attack on the justice system and fight against corruption.

Post-mortem results revealed that Njauju’s body had bullet wounds in the neck and stomach.

According to sources an investigative unit at Police headquarters on the Njauju murder, the law enforcers have  since zeroed in on ‘kingpin’ of the murder.

“This murder case will now get to logical conclusion,” a source told Nyasa Times.

“We are pursuing the key suspect and expect some developments from this week.”

Several prominent figures have of late been arrested following the change of government from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to the Tonse Alliance administration.

Those arrested are mostly for crimes allegedly committed during former president Peter Mutharika’s administration.

They include Jomo Osman, a DPP councillor; Roza Mbilizi, deputy director-general of the Malawi Revenue Authority; and Gerald Viola, deputy chief executive officer of the National Food Reserve Agency.

Police said they could not make the arrests earlier because the political environment would not allow them.

“The environment at that particular time was not conducive for us to continue arrests,” said national police spokesman James Kadadzera. “Sometimes we do judge that if we do effect an arrest now, we may escalate issues politically as well as socially.”

Kadadzera said police were now free to arrest any offender regardless of political affiliation.

On Njauju, according to acting British High Commissioner David Beer, a UK-sponsored homicide expert already investigated and submitted a report to Malawi Police Service.

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BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Chisale?

Wikleaks
Wikleaks
1 year ago

we need these cases prosecuted. and also remember the case of Patricia Kaliati where she assulted a woman who had been sleeping with her husband because she was always out on political errends. Remember the issue where Patricia Kaliati was involved in corruption by influencing students who failed to be selected to secondary schools. Remember the issue where PatriciA kALIATI WAS involved in the dubious sale of vwanza mash, remember the case where Kaliati was involved in the midnight six. and also Masangwi in the Robert Chasowa and JB in the jet case.

wakalekale
1 year ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

how many corruption cases did APM govt persue?
amaopa kuti ayamba kumanga ake omwe?

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

Kusowa chochita?

Chiga
Chiga
1 year ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

The revamped Malawi Police Service are inviting people like you Wikleaks to go and present to them solid and reliable evidence so they can work on the evidence. This whatsapp or social media talk talk may not be good enough for the MPS to act on.

Mwene
Mwene
1 year ago
Reply to  Wikleaks

All these should be reviewed some are petty and civil others serious and criminal.As a starter priority should be towards serious and criminal to avoid overwhelming courts.

Nicholas Daussi
Nicholas Daussi
1 year ago

Osangoti Norman Pethias Hiwa Chisale bwanji?

Muchinga
Muchinga
1 year ago

Every man has a blind spot.If you think you don’t have one,God will see to it that you have one from where your downfall would come from,especially to those like the DPP who felt untouchable. The Judiciary was their blind spot.They Lomwerised every Parastatal,the public sector,the civil service etc but forgot the Judiciary until the Horse had bolted as the saying goes.That was their blind spot from where their devastating blow came from.Learn,learn,learn.No man can cover all the blind spots. Now the police have the Political will behind them. God willing justice will be served.

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

Is the police free to arrest offenders those who are now in the current Tonse Alliance government? If yes, then we are waiting arrests of Cash-gate and Jet-gate queen Joyce Banda and Chasowa’s murderer Masangwi otherwise it will be the same story of Police getting orders from the ruling party. It is Impossible for fire to fight fire. World systems work like that. How can you arrest offenders who helped you to be president? Forget about serving God when at the same time you serve the world.

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

That’s all you can say …A family lost the Bread winner here and they are Still waiting for Answers …This was a Heartless and Cruel Murder ,premeditated and intended to cause Fear for those Working for ACB ….Unfortunately the government then never showed any intention to bring perpetrators to book ….For Obvious Reasons…

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 year ago
Reply to  Nalingula

@Nalingula they should ask God if they are seeking for answers the rest will be politicized day in day out until forever

Chinamwali Boy
Chinamwali Boy
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Cashgate started with Bingu and there is ample of evidence to that effect and the jet was sold in a fair and square deal. Just out of curiosity, are you also implying that those who sold Malawi savings bank should be arrested?

Central
Central
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Nanunso inu kusowa zonenatu ukuuuuuuuuuuu!! APM was at the driving seat for 6 good years (2014 to 2020)! If indeed the dotted lines connected easily and pointed at JB as wrong doer why didn’t APM’s government take up the matter and arrest her!! As of Masangwi, ngati nayenso had a hand in Chasowa’s murder case, why did your dad seat on it? Nde pano mwaona zinakukanikani nde muziti nyong’onyong’onyong’o fotseki!!

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
1 year ago
Reply to  Central

@Central, Listen again to APM speech about revenge. Mwina u’ll drop ur sentence.

Truth
Truth
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Be sensible TRUTH

Nepotism
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Muchira

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

The selling of Jet was on public bra so that you are lost.And cash gate it was not Joyce Banda but it was rather discovered by her what was happening in the government.So stop fooling yourself with fake accusations on her.Who helped who to be the president?With that mentality that is why Malawi is where it is now.We want to sort out this syndrome ours and for all.If Musangwi is one of the murder suspect then the law will take its coarse.

Ntumbuka Ine
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

Please stop this foolishness of defending Abiti Kazhigeti youbidiot.

Mina
Mina
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

you should also include bakili muluzi anatibela zambiri ndikutugulitsila ma company onse aboma including railway company . Am still crying 😭😭😢 chikangawa forest sold by muluzi to the mwenyez not only that the chikangawa forest sold was beautiful and a benefit to the nation .

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

At least we can see change and progress in MPS. Arrest them all

Ambuye Zibwerani
Ambuye Zibwerani
1 year ago

Great. Please also investigate Chasowas murder

Zagwazatha
Zagwazatha
1 year ago

Ignorance is the biggest pandemic in most African countries. Boma silimamanga munthu koma law enforcers, if we wait until the current governing party to be voted out then there’s no reason of having these arms of law existing, they are useless. Police ya ku Malawi ndiyolephera ntchito yawo basi. If you check out your ll find out that the so called “untouchable ” has never had warrant of arrest before. Because if Police can’t manage to arrest the dangerous criminals, we got PMF if still had for PMF then we got MDF all these people handle law enforcement with a… Read more »

Zoona zake
Zoona zake
1 year ago

Chasowa

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