Malawi Police in Phalombe district have finally managed to arrest a suspect who had been on the run over the hacking of a 17 year-old boy with albinism on November 29, 2015.
Phalombe Police Station public relations officer, Sub-Inspector Augustus Nkhwazi, confirmed the arrest of Lawo Sambani, 29, and said he was rounded up in Rumphi where he was hiding.
“Lawo Sambani who is believed to be the mastermind of the plot behind the hacking fled after the failed attempt to kill the victim. He was arrested by police in Rumphi where he was hiding,” he said.
According to Nkhwazi, this brings the number of those arrested to four after the arrest of other three suspects on the same case who are remanded at Mulanje prison pending investigations.
Lawo Sambani hails from Mkhawa village, Traditional Authority Jenala in Phalombe district.
The four will appear before court soon to answer charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and Attempted Murder contrary to sections 227 and 223 of the penal code respectively.