Man nabbed over alleged murder of Burundian in Kawale


Kawale Police Station is keeping in custody a 21-year-old man Moses Moto on allegation that he killed a Burundian businessman at Area 23 in Lilongwe.

Kawale Police Spokesperson Sub Inspector Mabvuto Phiri has confirmed the incident and indicates that a Burundian national identified as Owen Mustafa who was plying Airtel Money business at area 23 location got attacked on March 19, 2022.

On this material day, Mustafa was approached by suspect who pretended to do money transaction but Mustafa realized it to be a fraudulent deal.

This did not go down well with this fake customer who went out of the shop angrily and came back later with verbal confrontations which ended into a fight.

Although Mustafa (deceased) managed to snatch a knife which was in the suspect’s hand, another knife was left in his pocket which was used to stab him several times. The people who were seeing this happening descended to the suspect and stopped the fight.

Both Mustafa and the suspect were taken to Kumuzu Central Hospital by well wishers without reporting to police where both of them were admitted.

On March 28, 2022 Owen Mustafa died while receiving treatment, but the suspect was discharged.

After the death of Mustafa, his relatives reported the matter to Area 23 Police Unit.

Police detectives acted on the information and arrested the suspect in the wee hours of March 29, 2022 in Chikangawa in Mzimba as he was on the run.

The suspect, Moses Moto, will be taken to court to answer the charge of murder.

Moto hails from Tekateka Village, Traditional Authority Mzikubola in Mzimba District.

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