Man arrested for alleged murder
Godfrey Nyoni is in police custody at Kawale Police Station in an alleged connection with the death of Madaliso Simkonda,, according to PRO-Kawale Police Station Sub Inspector Mabvuto Phiri.
MALAWI: Godfrey Nyoni, 30, is being held in police custody at Kawale Police Station in an alleged connection with the death of Madaliso Simkonda, 34, according to PRO-Kawale Police Station Sub Inspector Mabvuto Phiri.
According to reports, both the suspect and the deceased met on April 11, 2022, at a nightclub where Nyoni went to drink beer while Simkonda was plying his mang'ina business at Chadza market in Area 23.
During their encounter, the two got into an argument, and the suspect punched the deceased in the face with his fist.
Simkonda (now deceased) fell and became unconscious as a result of the impact because he landed on the ground with his head on the ground.
He was taken to Kamuzu Barracks Military Hospital, from where he was transferred to Kamuzu Central Hospital.
Simkonda died on April 13, 2022, at Kamuzu Central Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.
The suspect had been on the run until April 22, 2022, when Kawale Police detectives spotted him at his workplace at Area 4 Garda World premises and apprehended him.
Nyoni is scheduled to appear in court soon to answer a murder charge.
He is from Balala Village in Traditional Authority Kwataine in Ntcheu District.