Malawi Police in Ntcheu district are on the hunt for unknown people who on Monday torched to ashes a vehicle belonging to Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church pastor.
The victim has been identified as a 69-year-old Benford Malopa of Chauluka village, T/A Njolomole in the district.
Ntcheu police Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu told Nyasa Times the incident happened in the wee hours of Monday (January 23rd).
“They burnt his vehicle Toyota Vitz registration NB 3899 that was parked right in front of his house at Ntcheu postal lines,” explained Malopa.
Meanwhile, nobody has been arrested in connection to the incident as law-enforcers have intensified investigations to apprehend the culprits.
Police found a five litres container which was smelling paraffin and slippers which were identified to belong to one of the suspects.
“We promise to arrest the culprits. At a meantime the motive behind the arson is not known.”
If arrested, the suspects will be charged with Arson under Section 337 of the Penal Code.