Kawale Police Station in Lilongwe city is keeping in custody an 18-year-old man who was mysteriously found in the house of one Malawi Defense Force (MDF) soldier while naked, September 6, 2021, the law enforcers have said.
Kawale Police Station Public Relations Officer Mabvuto Phiri has identified the suspect as Thomas Banda, who has been charged with criminal trespassing which is contrary to section 314 of the penal code.
According to Phiri, the soldier is based at Kamuzu Barracks and went to sleep earlier during the night of September 5, 2021, with the house properly locked.
“At midnight he was surprised to hear a strange sound in the house signaling that someone had entered the house. He went to check around and immediately spotted a man while naked. The soldier was even more surprised since his door and window were intact and had not been broken into,” he says.
Phiri adds,” Queried on how he had gotten into the house, the intruder failed to give an account on how he had found himself in and his motives as well.”
The suspect will appear in court soon to answer a charge of criminal trespassing.
Banda hails from Ganya Village in the area of Traditional Authority Ganya in Ntcheu District.