Police arrest woman for faking daughter’s death to raise money

A 34 year-old woman is in police custody in Lilongwe for faking the death of her daughter in a bid to get money.

An illustration of an arrest

It is understood that Caroline Mwale allegedly faked the death of her daughter to raise money for her financial problems she was facing.

Police say she was arrested on Monday afternoon at Kamuzu Central Hospital’s mortuary.

Mwale, whose husband is in South Africa, called her husband’s relatives, informing them that her 13-year-old daughter had died at the hospital, according to the police.

The relatives immediately bought a coffin and ferried it to the mortuary to carry the ‘remains’ of the child for burial at Beni Village, Traditional Authority Chadza in the district.

The suspect, however, was seen mourning hysterically before she  revealed that she was lying and that her daughter was still alive and is in Kasungu.

Police were called and arrested the suspect.

She will be taken to the court soon to answer a charge of conduct likely to cause the breach of peace.

Mwale comes from Chindomo Village, Traditional Authority Wimbe in Kasungu District.

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Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
8 months ago

Kalanga ine Ambuye pa MALAWI ndalama yavuta mpaka kupha mwana.Mukumbuka adadi basi.Ife ndiye tili phe kudikira Obusa atimasule .Nanga sitidovotera otipenye basi tidyeko apa.

PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
8 months ago

Dzuwa lakula ili eish

Chisale
Chisale
8 months ago

Double standards as usual from our police. How about arresting real criminals, those faking miracles? This woman just needs a verbal warning at the police station not in court or help her with the money she needed.

tuntufye
tuntufye
8 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

She just needs counselling and a little help with a source of livelihood.

Dr. Mapwiti
Dr. Mapwiti
8 months ago
Reply to  Chisale

ndikhulupilira bwana muchitapo kanthu popeza mwamva. Pamenepo mutha kunena kuti Apolisi alakwa koma simudziwa kuti anthu anakagula bokosi la malirowo ayenda bwanji komanso avutika bwanji. Anthu ambiri timatero ndithu timathandiza pa maliro a munthu amene sitinamuthandize ali moyo. Chauta atithandize tonse tisinthe machitdwe ndi maganizidwe athu

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