Police in Balaka have arrested a 20-year-old woman, plying as a sex worker for allegedly killing her boyfriend within Balaka Township on the night of March 11 – 12.

Balaka police publicist, Felix Misomali has confirmed of the incident and identified the suspect as Maness Kameta.

According to Misomali, prior to his death, Cosmas Kanyenga, 21, reported that he was stabbed by the suspect in the stomach with a knife over a wrist watch she had bought for him.

‚ÄúThe two were in a room at the rest house and the suspect was furious to see him without the wrist watch.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúLater, a row which led into a fierce fight between the two, erupted where Maness produced a knife and stabbed Kanyenga who immediately became unconscious, This led to her arrest,‚ÄĚ he added.

He said Kanyenga died on March 13 at Balaka District Hospital while receiving treatment and the dead body is at the mortuary pending postmortem.

Misomali said Maness will appear before court to answer the charge of murder which contravenes Section 209 of the Penal Code.

Kanyenga hailed from Sosola Village in Traditional Authority Nsamala in Balaka while the suspect comes from Msoma Village in Traditional Authority Nkaya in the district.

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