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We can probe Issa Njauju murder, Police insist

Police have said they are capable of probing the murder of an Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) official, Issa Njauju.

This is despite last week’s motion by Nkhotakota South East Member of Parliament, Everson Makowa Mwale, that United Kingdom’s Scotland Yard should be invited to assist in the investigations.

In an interview yesterday, National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera, said they are still investigating the issue.

“The incident happened a long time ago. But we are still working on it. It is a complex issue. Evidence was not at one place. We have to interview a number of people. This is what is delaying the exercise. But for sure the investigations will be concluded,” Kadadzera said.

He added: “We have shown that we can conclude investigations. We have been able to arrest suspects in a number of cases. For example, we have been able to arrest a suspect in the murder of [Evangelist Shadreck] Wame.”

Kadadzera also cited the arrest of suspects in the murder of a taxi driver at Ekwendeni in Mzimba and several other suspects in the killings of people with albinism.

Njauju was killed in July 2015 and his body was found half-buried behind the presidential villas in Lilongwe, while his official vehicle was found burnt at Mtsiliza, a slum which is a few kilometres west of Bingu National Stadium.

Three people have so far been arrested in connection with the murder but the police have been continuously saying they are still investigating the issue.

One of the suspects, a police officer, Titus Thombozi, has been fighting bail since his arrest in September last year.

Frank John who was arrested after being found in possession of Njauju’s mobile phone, was remanded at Maula Prison.

But another police officer who was also arrested after he allegedly claimed he knew Njauju’s killers, was granted bail.

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