Two Arrested In Lilongwe ‘Serial’ Murders; Search Continues
Search for more bodies continue in a compound at Biwi in the capital Lilongwe where two were exhumed on Sunday in a suspected serial killing that appears to have targeted operators of motorcycle taxis in the area.
Continued search on Monday was conducted by civilians in the absence of police.
Residents of Biwi Township were shocked Sunday afternoon after it transpired that two corpses had been located in the backyard of a house in the vicinity.
The community took it upon itself to extend the search by digging the whole compound in the hope they would discover more dead bodies.
One resident, Dorothy Kasinja, told Zodiak Online that the residents expected the police to immediately institute the search given the sensitive nature of the matter.
“This is shocking. We thought the police would come with the culprit so that he can show where he buried the bodies, since it is alleged it eight bodies,” said Kasinja.
Meanwhile, police have arrested two men, Blessings Lifa, 32, and Shadreck Ndalama, 25 in connection with the death of Dismus Emmanuel. They are thought to have hired Emmanuel on December 14, 2019 when the man was last seen.
Spokesperson for Lilongwe Police, Joseph Kachikho, says the two will appear in court after investigations into the matter are through.
Kachikho was non-committal on whether speculations that the two murdered eight men are true, but confirmed discovery of eight motorbikes.
“I cannot confirm on the eight deaths, but yes, we found eight motor bikes.
“We requested the court to allow us dig around the premises so we will see about that. The only challenge is some members of the community who stoned our officers when they went to collect one of the two exhumed dead bodies,” said Kachikho.
On Sunday, there was chaos in the township as angry residents rioted and looted the compound and set the house in the compound on fire.
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