Suspected thief beaten to death in Mangochi


A 33-year-old ex-convict identified as Missi Yahaya who hailed from Mnomba Village, Traditional Authority Lulanga in Mangochi District has been assaulted to death by some irate villagers after he was caught drilling a hole at the back of one of the shops in the area with intentions to steal.

Mangochi Police Station Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi has confirmed of the incident saying that it occurred on the night of March 21st, 2023 at the said village.

She indicated that police records shows that Yahaya has just been released from prison after serving a jail term for burglary.

“It is alleged that Yahaya during the said night was apprehended and assaulted severely with blunt objects by the mob who found him drilling the hole at the back of the shop and he sustained multiple cuts in the head and bruises on the abdomen,” Daudi said.

She further highlighted that the matter was reported at Makanjira Police Post who rushed to the scene where they found breaking equipment.

“The officers also took his body to Makanjira Health Center where he was confirmed dead due to loss of blood,” she revealed.

Daudi has therefore, appealed to the public to avoid taking the law into their own hands as mob justice is not only illegal but also jeopardize crime investigation.

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Robert Ngwira
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email:


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