The High Court in Lilongwe on Tuesday released on bail four suspects in the murder of the young lady Kotanna Chidyaonga in January after satisfying all bail conditions.
Lilongwe Chief Resident Magistrate, Violet Chipawo, has ordered further detention of the three suspects in the sudden death of Lilongwe’ girl, Kottana Chidyaonga.
Police in Lilongwe have arrested three people suspected to have poisoned a Lilongwe based lady Kottana Chidyaonga.
Chidyaonga 23, died suddenly on 4th January this year due to what was said to be a snake bite as she was visiting one of her friends in Lilongwe.
But after medical investigations on the cause of Chidyaonga’s death, it has been established that she died due to acute poisoning from a pesticide called Termick.
This is according to a Forensic Autopsy Conducted by Pathologist Dr Charles Dzamalala which Zodiak has seen.
According to the Pathologist, the version of a snakebite lacks evidence as the wound on the deceased did not classify features of a snakebite.
Following the development, police in Lilongwe are keeping in their custody three suspects who are suspected to have had a hand in the death of Chidyaonga.
Lilongwe police spokesperson Joseph Kachikho has told us the three suspects soon appear in court to answer murder charges.
“We have arrested the suspects following the forensic medical report and charges have been placed against them,” he said.
One of the suspects Timothy Mtilosanje 28, who reportedly had an affair with the deceased hails from Mkungula Village T/A Kuntumanji in Zomba district and another suspect Gilbert Kamaliza, 29 comes from Mbamba village T/A Mkumpha in Likoma. The third suspect Diana Bhangwanji 23, from Khulira village T/A Thilamanja in Mulanje District was arrested at Kamuzu International Airport as she was leaving for the United Kingdom.