Wed. Oct 23rd, 2019

Man arrested for plotting to kill a cop in Dedza

An infamous fugitive who masterminded a plot to kill a police officer has been arrested as he was trying to escape to Salima from Dedza district.
The suspect has been identified as Levi Mwandilongo 36, of Kafulama village in the area of traditional authority Kachindamoto in Dedza district.
Mwandilongo fled the district soon after he completed masterminding the plot to kill Sub inspector Malonda Banda, a police officer based at Dedza police station, seconded to Malawi revenue authority, Dedza border.
Banda was assigned to escort a vehicle belonging to Mwandilongo that was pounded by authority for tax evasion.
On their way to Dedza MRA office, the police officer was overpowered and got kicked out of vehicle as the vehicle was in motion.
His fellow officer, Sergeant Simon who was assigned to provide security to the MRA officials got surprised after noticing that Banda was taking long to arrive.
Banda was only found unconscious in by some road users.
He was taken to Dedza district hospital where he was later referred to Kamuzu central hospital where he took months before discharged.
Police then started hunting the culprit who was on run until yesterday when was arrested.
Dedza police publicist Sgt Cassim Manda declined to state a place where suspect was arrested by stating that it will jeopardize their operation .
The suspect has since been sent to Ntcheu police station since the case was occurred at Masasa which is the jurisdiction of Ntcheu police.
“We warned him to stay in Jupiter not on this earth, we knew that one day, he will get arrested no matter how long it will take, his arrest (Mwandilongo) must serve as warning whip to those of lawless mindset, he will face the law, said sergeant Manda.
Mwandilongo has been in hiding February this year after committing the offence.

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