Crime

Seven behind bars for murder

Police in Karonga have arrested seven people for allegedly killing a 63-year-old Wickson Siliwonde on November 5, 2021, at Phaniso village in the district.

According to Enock Livasoni, Karonga Police Public Relations Officer, the seven as Julius Siliwonde, 38, Amon Siliwonde, 20, Wesipe Siliwonde, 38, Steven Siliwonde, 38, Silver Siliwonde, 37, Tinkhani Siliwonde, 35 and Penjani Siliwonde, 36. All from Phaniso Village in Traditional Authority Kilupula in Karonga District.

“During the night of November 5, 2021, Siliwonde went out of the house to answer a call of nature, whilst there, he was attacked by unknown criminals and killed him,” Livasoni said.

Livasoni further added that postmortem conducted at Karonga District Hospital revealed that death was due to head injury secondary to trauma.

Police instituted investigations that have led to the arrest of seven people and they will appear before the court of law soon to answer a murder charge.

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