Police in Dedza have arrested two siblings for allegedly conspiring and killing their 55-year-old aunt, Chrissy Jeffrey, the district’s Police Public Relations Officer, Edward Kabango has confirmed the development.

Kabango has identified the two as Stephani Tebulo, 27, and Yohane Charles, 24.

According to Kabango, the two brothers stayed together with Jeffrey, an elder sister to their mother.

He said the two suspects were looking for an opportunity to steal money which the deceased had realized after selling farm produce since Jeffrey was a farmer.

Adding to that, she got K85,000 from an organization that supports Fistula patients since she was a patient.

“On the night of the 20th, the two suspects woke up and went to the room of their aunt armed with Panga knives. They hacked their aunt on the head and managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of money. After noting that she was dead, they took the dead body to Chikuya stream where they dumped her,” he said.

Postmortem results showed that she died due to head injuries.

The two later fled to Domue in Mozambique where they were arrested and are expected to answer a murder charge.

The deceased as well as the suspects come from Sichole Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachere in Dedza.

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