Malawi Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody deputy senior station officer in charge of Chichiri Prison senior superintendent Evance Kataira Chisi for shooting his two sons Stafford Chisi aged 23 and Russell Chisi aged 29 in the early hours of Friday at his home in Blantyre’s low-density Sunny Side suburb after a family quarrel.
Southern region police spokesperson, Superintendent Nicolas Gondwa has confirmed of the arrest of Evance Chisi.
Gondwa said the suspect allegedly shoot the two in the morning hours of Friday at his home.
According to Gondwa, Chisi, Station Officer for Chichiri Prison – one of Malawi largest prison facilities, was still in bed Friday morning when his 23-year-old son, Stanford, picked a quarrel with his sister, Lusungu.
He said Chisi took a metal bar to try to separate the quarrelsome children but Stanford wrestled it out of him.
This angered the father who went to his bedroom to take the gun which he shot fatally his son twice.
The police publicist said still raging with fury Chisi went to the store-room where his eldest son, Russell, 29, was working. He shot him dead too.
“We have arrested him but we are still investigating why he could kill his children just like that,” he said.
Chisi allegedly said he was “tired” of their unruly behaviour.
The suspect is currently being kept at Blantyre police waiting to appear in court to answer murder charges contrary to section 209 of penal code.
Malawi Prison Service spokesman Evance Phiri said the service was still piecing together information as to what actually happened.
“Chisi has no known history of mental health issues,” Phiri said.
Meanwhile, a report in Malawi’s leading daily The Nation on Friday said Police have once again arrested their law enforcer Ken Kamwambi, who was picked late last year in connection with the K412 million robbery at Standard Bank Mzuzu, for allegedly taking part in the recent killing of Assistant Superintendent Victor Midiyani in Limbe.
After being released on bail, Kamwambi was rearrested towards the end of December for alleged links to another robbery that took place on December 13 at a businessperson’s house in Blantyre.
The number of suspects nabbed in connection to the murder of Midiyani has reached six and two others are on the run, according to Southern Region spokesperson, Nicolas Gondwa.
Gondwa identified the other four as Alick Juma (34) from Biwi Township in Lilongwe, Yusuf Wachala (35) from Area 23 in Lilongwe, Gilbert Jonathan Zinanga (34) from Naperi in Blantyre and Lewis Julius (40) from Area 23 in Lilongwe.
He said the four appeared before court for preliminary hearing last week.
The paper also reported that at least 30 police officers have been arrested nationwide after being linked to Organized crime.-Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :