Police in Mponela, Dowa are keeping in custody a 27 year old man for setting his father’s house on fire.

The suspect has been identified as Nephtali Mshamboza 27, who comes from Kambauwa village in the area of Traditional Authority Dzoole in Dowa District.

He committed the offence on June 24, 2021 at around 23:00 at Kambauwa village.

Facts are that the suspect is a troublesome person who has been doing a lot of things at the house of his father including intimidation.

It is reported that on this particular day, Nephtali was coming from drinking joint whilst drunk.

Upon reaching home he started telling others that one day he will set fire one of the houses.

He entered one of the houses and went out. After some minutes, the reporter saw that one of the houses was on fire.

The reporter shouted for help but it was too late because all the property were already burnt.

The suspect will appear before court soon to answer charges of arson which contravenes section 337 of the penal code.

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