Friday , May 27 2022

Family Murder! 3 Arrested for Strangulating their Father to Death Over Land Dispute

Three men have been arrested by the police for strangulating their biological father to death after accusing him of selling a family land without consulting them and then spending the money for his personal use.

The incident took place in Chikwawa, Malawi.

According to criminal Investigations Officer for Ngabu Police Unit, Sergeant Fanizo Kawindula, the incident occurred at Thonje Village in the area of Senior Chief Ngabu on Monday.

The suspects Hilda Andiseni aged 48, Fany Wetason 27 and Shadreck Wetason aged 20 are reported to have strangulated their biological father Wetason Watison aged 87 of Thonje village in the area of Senior Chief Ngabu in Chikwawa district.

Kawindula said the suspects were accusing their father of selling

The Criminal Investigation Officer said the three used a cloth to cover their father’s face and strangulate him to death in the process.

He added postmortem results revealed that the deceased’s neck was heavily damaged because of the strangulation.

All the three suspects have been arrested and are being kept at Ngabu Police Unit likely to appear in court in the near future to answer an offense of murder.



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About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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