31 October 2016 Last updated at: 2:15 PM
Husband kills wife in Mzuzu for ‘cheating’
A 34 year-old man in Mzuzu on Saturday killed his 33 year-old wife after suspecting her of cheating on him. The woman has been identified as Enifa Goba, a mother of two who had a shop at Taifa market in the city.
It is reported that Goba’s husband, Alex Mbisa, who is currently at large was in Lilongwe few days ago. While there he heard that his wife was on Friday picked up by a man and the two headed to Nkhatabay.
According to Mzuzu Police spokesperson Martin Bwanali, after getting the reports the suspect furiously started off for Mzuzu and reached home at Hilltop location in the wee hours of Saturday.
He found his wife home and at around 4am a fight ensued which left the woman seriously injured. Neighbours rushed Goba to St John’s hospital where death was pronounced.
“When police officers visited scene of incident they found beddings stained with blood while other clothes were just scattered across the room.
“Furthermore, some broken wooden sticks believed to have been used in the assault were found in the room,” said Bwanali. Preliminary postmortem results at St John’s Hospital have indicated the woman died due internal injuries.
Meanwhile police have launched manhunt for Mbisa who hails from Kapoka village in the area of Traditional Authority Mwaulambia in Chitipa district.
The law enforcers are also asking anyone who knows the suspect’s whereabouts to tip off their nearest police station. When arrested the suspect will answer the charge of murder since he acted contrary to section 209 of the Penal Code.