Malawi Police have confirmed a criminal investigations department officer who was arrested in connection with the murder of graft busting body, the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) corporate affairs director Issah Njauju, is now freed on bail.
Police spokesman Nicholas Gondwa said Christopher Naphiyo was granted bail by the High Court following his appearance in the court two weeks ago.
“He is not on police bail but High Court bail. He appeared before the court two weeks ago,” said Gondwa.
Naphiyo, who is a policer officer at Area 30 in CID, was arrested a few weeks ago after some people reported him to police for allegedly boasting at a drinking joint that he knew killers of Njauju.
Njauju was brutally murdered in July, 2015 and the police are yet to identify his killers and the motive behind his murder.
Opposition and civil rights organisations in the country have blamed the government for the dilly dallying in the investigations but President Peter Mutharika has said his administration would bring the perpetrators to book.
Just a few weeks ago, Inspector General of Police Lexten Kachama said the police investigations on the murder of Njauju are dragging because of lack of forensic equipment, saying law enforcers are doing the forensic manually which takes time.
He did not however say why the police is not prioritising the purchase of such a vital equipment for the nation.