The incident occurred in the month of May 2018 around 2200hrs at a local drinking joint in the area of Traditional Authority Chilipa.
According to the deceased's wife Finnes Allie (25), On the afternoon of the material day her husband left home with his two friends including the suspect to drink kachasu.
Whilst there the three picked a quarrel over monetary issues. The verbal war descended into a terrible fight and Manuel was beaten till he fell unconscious.
According to Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, Publicist for Mangochi Police Station, the two suspects later fled the scene to unknown destination.
“This matter was brought before police at Chilipa. We heard that the deceased was taken to Chilipa Health centre before referred to Mangochi District hospital for further medication but was pronounced dead upon arrival,” said Sgt Daudi.
Postmortem conducted at the same hospital revealed that death was due to internal bleeding.
Daudi further said the suspect has been at large for sometime. It is on record that he was hiding in Mozambique and was apprehended in Ntcheu on October 30, 2018 after well wishers tipped the Police.
Investigations are still underway to trace and bring the remaining suspect(Tedison Dilian) to justice.
Meanwhile the suspect has been charged with murder which is contrary to section 209 of the penal code and will appear before court soon.
The Police is hereby appealing to the public to refrain from taking laws into their own hands whenever they have any kind of disagreements but rather report to relevant authorities to ensure smooth and amicable resolutions.
Additionally the police extend their gratitude to the general public for their support in the fight against crime in the district.
Lackson Kaziputa hails from village Chalenga in the area of Traditional Authority Chilipa in Mangochi.