A Malawian woman is in the hands of police in Rumphi after officers found her in possession of a rifle.
Malawi police identified woman as Lucy Gondwe, 65, and said she was found in possession of a 12-gauge shotgun.
According to police, the woman was detained by officers who were on operation when they found that the suspect illegally possessed the firearm.
After inquiries, it was established that the rightful owner of the rifle was the husband of the suspect who died in September, 2014.
Meanwhile, police investigations on the matter are still underway. Gondwe hails from Chivwanyuma village, Traditional Authority Mwalweni in Rumphi district.