THE body of a police officer who was declared missing by the Malawi Police Service early this week was yesterday found hanging from a tree in Zomba.
The body of Assistant Superintendent Dickson Kaipa Gama was discovered in a maize field around Chancellor College by one of the workers at the tertiary institution, Bizwick Tambala.
The 57-year-old Kaipa Gama went missing from his house during the wee hours of February 28, 2017.
In an interview, Tambala said he had stumbled upon the body after he had gone to check on the theft of maize in his field. He said during the snap check he saw a man whom he assumed was standing under a mango tree in the field.
“I rushed back to work and told friends of the man I had seen. My initial suspicion was that he was a thief and I wanted the friends to help me catch him. Only when we went back to the field did we notice it was a dead body,” he said.
On Thursday, the Eastern Region Police released a press statement in which it announced the disappearance of Kaipa Gama, whom they believed to have committed suicide because he had left behind a suicide note. Until his death, Kaipa Gama was a senior officer in the police band.
Eastern Region Police Public Relations Officer Joseph Sauka said the late Kaipa Gama was nursing a sister who has been sick for a while.
The Sunday Times has found out that in his suicide note, the deceased complained that his office had failed to assist him with money to help him nurse his sister.
The late Kaipa Gama will be buried at his home Village Msikuwa, Traditional Authority Chikowi in Zomba today.
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