Man is in police cell in Ntcheu for allegedly blocking Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) runningmate Overton Chimulirenji.

The suspect has been identified as Phillip Goya of Kasapato village TA Ganya, according to police report seen by faceofmalawi reporter.

According to police, Chimulirenji MP for Ntcheu North East Constituency, DPP Running mate who is also Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development had a final football trophies presentation at Namitengo Primary School ground between Mwaiwadza and Spider football teams.

The two teams denied to play the game because they were demanding for jerseys which was not on the plan.

Chimulirenji tried to convince them to play and promise them that the jerseys will come thereafter but two teams resisted.

Then, the Group Village Headman Zande told Hon. Chimulirenji to present the awards to the third and fourth positioned teams and they were given K200,000 for both to share.

“At around 1730 hours, as they were about to leave the place, they received information that people (finalist teams) blocked the road by using trees, big stones and they dug the road.

“Upon reaching the place at a distance of about 100 metres, they found the road blocked and managed to remove the barriers whereby his body guards fired bullets in the air to scare people and arrested the above mentioned suspect,” reads in part the statement.

Goya has been charged of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

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