Lilongwe man arrested for killing granny over witchcraft accusations


Police at Kawale in Lilongwe are keeping in their custody a 27-year -old Aaron Lafiyoni on suspicion that he murdered an old woman over witchcraft allegations.

According to Kawale Police Spokesperson Mabvuto Phiri, Lafiyoni committed the offence on August 28, 2022 at Mayani, in Dedza district following misterious death of his sister.

Later, speculations blew that the said old woman well known as Chithanga who until her brutal murder was a senior resident of Cheteka Village in Mayani was behind the death of the sister to suspect through witchcraft.

In quest to sort out the matter, Lafiyoni armed with offensive weapon went to confront the old woman and eventually hacked her to death.

Phiri added that the suspect further went on to set ablaze the deceased house and maize granary before fleeing to Area 38, Mtambira Village in Kawale where he was arrested the following day.

Meanwhile, the suspect will be repatriated to Dedza Police Station for prosecution.

Lafiyoni hails from Cheteka Village in the area of Traditional Authority ( T.A) Tambala in Dedza District.

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