Police in Mulanje have arrested a 38 year old woman for allegedly murdering her husband.

Mulanje Police Publicist Sub Inspector Gresham Ngwira said the incident happened on Monday as the two, identified as Sofia Namagowa (suspect) and Peter Mbendera (deceased), were coming from a drinking spree.

Ngwira said the wife went into their neighbour’s house, a bachelor, instead of their house which angered the husband. He thought his wife was having an affair with the neighbour.

Following this, a quarrel started and the suspect is said to have hit the deceased with a hoe handle on the forehead making him unconscious. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Namulenga Health Centre in the district.

“Indeed, we have arrested Namagowa following the said allegations and she will answer murder charges contrary to section 209 of the penal code,” explained Ngwira.
Namagowa hails from Chewile Village while the deceased, Mbendera aged 34, hailed from Chapweteka Village from Traditional Authority Juma in Mulanje district.

By Nellie Kapatuka from MANA

MANA Online

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