Police in Rumphi, on Friday 11 September, arrested five men for allegedly torching a house of a fellow at Ntchenachena in Rumphi district.
The suspects, Billy Gondwe 63, John Gondwe 60, Amoni Gondwe, 56, Herbert Gondwe 20 all from Chammono village under Traditional Authority Mwalweni in Rumphi and Enerst Mughogho 17, of Kavum village in the area of chief Nthalire in Chitipa district.
According to Rumphi police publicist, Henry Mnjere, the suspects were alleged to have torched the house belonging to Brian Chisi on September 4, 2020 after a long land dispute.
“Report indicates that on September 2, 2020, a member of Gondwe family (suspects’) died in which they did not believe it to be of natural cause,
“This aggravated their anger leading to torching of the said house,” Mnjere said.
He also said the suspects will appear in court soon to answer the charge of arson which contravenes section 337 of the penal code.
Police in Rumphi have warned against the criminal act portrayed by the perpetrators adding that everyone involved in the malpractice will be held answerable before the law.