Police have arrested a Liwonde business man for allegedly kidnaping and attempting to murder a girl who went missing some days ago at Mawila Private School in Liwonde.
Confirming the development Machinga Police spokesperson, Davie Sulumba said Victor Mtuwa whose house was burnt as the community was accusing him to have had a hand in the girls disapearance is in police custody.
“He is on remand at the moment but he will soon go to court o defend his case. As per our findings Mtuwa kidnaped the girl to murder her,” he said.
Speaking about the victim, Constable Sulumba said that she is still in shock.
“The girl is not speaking but maybe as the days pass she will be able to explain what really happened. At the moment she is home in Mitundu,” he said.
He added that the 32 people who were arrested earlier for destroying Mtuwa’s propert are still in police custody.
“They too will be taken to court soon. Two were arrested for causing arson, 27 for enticing violence, and three for breaching peace,” he added.
Afew days back there was commotion in Liwonde after a student at Mawila private school went missing.
Angry students and villagers staged protests and burnt a house where they believed the girl was being kept.