Malawi Police Services have arrested Frank John, a key suspect in the killing of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director of Corporate Affairs Issa Njauju and charged him with murder. The Death of Njauju garnered a lot of interest and social media Buzz in the country.
Some people were even pointing fingers at Government as they said he was investigating the Cashgate scandals that appeared to affect the current Government.
The arrest of John whose details are hidden comes barely two months after the late Njauju was brutally murdered after he went missing on July 2, 2015 before his body was discovered two days later behind Presidential villas in the capital Lilongwe.
His official vehicle was later found burnt along Ntandire Road within the city such that post-mortem results revealed that Njauju body had bullet wounds on the neck and stomach.
The murder of the ACB official attracted the wrath of the public demanding explanations from the police over his death. Consequently, the Malawi Police on July 12, 2015 put forward MK1.5 million as a reward to anyone who is going to provide information for the arrest of killers of the late Njauju’s.
Rhoda Manjolo, Malawi Police National Spokesperson as quoted in The Daily Times of September 15, 2015, the late Njauju’s murder suspect, Frank John was found with the deceased’s mobile phone which led to his arrest few weeks ago.
The suspect is currently on remand at Maula Prison in the capital Lilongwe after the police quietly arraigned him before the court.
“I can confirm the arrest of Frank John as a suspect for killing the late Njauju and we have charged him with murder. The suspect is on remand and like the way we have said before, the investigations are not for public consumption until everything is completed”, said Manjolo.
However, ACB officers and those working in the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) expressed fear and demanded security in their work when investigating fraud and corruption cases as they continue receiving death threats recently being ACB’s Deputy Director Reyneck Matemba.