Man Arrested for Murdering Friend in Mangochi

Amina Tepani Daudi- Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer.

Mangochi Police Station is keeping in custody Tito Divason, 60 for allegedly murdering his friend Samu Abudu, 40, over one kilogram of goat meat.

Mangochi Police Deputy Spokesperson Amina Tepani Daudi says the incident occurred on the night of September 21, 2020 at Ngatala in Mangochi.

According to Daudi , earlier that day the two were having fun at a drinking spree at Ngatala Trading Centre.

“In the process , the suspect bought one kilogram of goat meat which was meant to be eaten at home,”

“An hour after Abudu(deceased) left, the suspect also decided to go home and it’s when he discovered that the meat was missing,” Daudi says.

she says the suspect followed Abudu to his house who he found having supper with his family.

“Wrangles erupted after the suspect accused him of stealing the meat, in the process the suspect produced a knife and stabbed Abudu on the chest who died on the spot,” Daudi says.

Postmortem conducted at Mangochi district hospital revealed that Abudu died due to hemorrhage.

The suspect will appear before court to answer Murder charge which is contrary to section 209 of the penal code.

Tito Divason hails from Chimenya Village traditional authority Nkhumba in Phalombe.

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