Mponela Police are keeping in custody a 26 year old John Mpango on allegations that he murdered a form three student from Mponela Community Day Secondary School in Dowa district.
FaceofMalawi speaking to Mponela Police spokesperson Kondwani Kandiado in an interview confirmed of the development saying the deceased has been identified as Mussa Canada from Chimpeni Village Traditional Authority ( T/A) Mponela.
The deceased was killed after a fierce fight broke out when he [Canada] was coming back from a walk with his girlfriend at place known as Machenche in the same area.
âOn their way back to school, they met the suspect coming from the opposite direction. The suspect then demanded the girl to surrender her cell phone to him a development which angered the deceased,â said Kandiado.
This is when a fierce fight started forcing the girl to live the two still fighting at the scene.
âThe following morning is when residents discovered the deceased lying dead in a pool of blood after he was stabbed in the chest by a panga knife,â said the spokesperson.
A post-mortem conducted at Mponela hospital revealed that the death was due to loss of blood, revealed Kandiado.
Mpango who hails from Kadammanja in T/A Mponela in Dowa is soon expected to appear in court to answer Murder charges.
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