Two arrested for couple murder

Written by  Mana

Two weeks after an elderly couple was brutally murdered in Mitundu, Lilongwe, Police have arrested two men who have reportedly admitted to have committed the offence.


Lilongwe Police Spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, identified the two criminals as Mofolo Jailosi, 21 of Masanda Village, TA Chiseka, Mitundu, Lilongwe and Moses Kaphwereza, 39 of same address.

“The two have admitted to have committed the crime but why they did it is yet to be known, although they stole a bicycle from the house,” explained Dandaula.

He said one more suspect was believed to have escaped to the neighbouring Mozambique and is at large.

The elderly couple, Lefati Kaphwereza Banda, 79, and Nagareta Banda, 84, both of Masanda Village, T/A Chiseka, Mitundu, Lilongwe, were brutally murdered on the night of August 23 and their bodies were discovered on the morning of August 24.

The bodies had deep cuts and broken tissues and the police also found a bloody hammer and axe lying beside the two bodies.

Jailosi and Kaphwereza are charged with murder contrary to Section 209 of the Penal Code and they are expected to appear before court once everything is finalized, according to Dandaula.

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