Lilongwe: Man arrested for murdering disabled son

Lingadzi Police in Lilongwe have arrested a man from Matekwe Village of the Lilongwe District for murdering his son.

Lilongwe: Man arrested for murdering disabled son, Image: facebook
Lilongwe: Man arrested for murdering disabled son, Image: facebook

Malawi: Lingadzi Police in Lilongwe have arrested a man from Matekwe Village of the Lilongwe District for murdering his son. The suspect has been accused of throwing his disabled son into Lingadzi River due to a disagreement over child support.

The suspect has been identified as 24 year old Evason Fred. The Lingadzi Police Station Publicist, Sergeant, Cassim Manda confirmed of the development to the media through an official statement.

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He explained that, “Due to some family differences Fred left his wife with whom he had a five year old son. The son also has cerebral palsy. The suspect married another woman which angered the wife.

At this point, the wife of the suspect made the decision to abandon their five-year-old son. She left their son at her mother in-law’s house which did not go well with Fred.

After the woman had left the child with the suspect’s family, Fred went to his mother’s house. He politely asked to take the son home on pretense of providing child support, and on his way back home, he undressed his son and threw him into the river.”

Manda said the suspect abandoned his son’s clothes near Area 47 Livingstonia CCAP Church. He did this in order to make it seem like the child was abducted. However, a week later the suspect called his ex-wife informing her about their child’s death.

Meanwhile, the suspect did not tell her where his body was.

“After the ex-wife and her relative asked the suspect about the child’s body he started running away, but the people who were near him managed to catch him and took him to Lingadzi Police Station where the suspect confessed to throwing his son in Lingadzi River,’’ he added. Police are working round the clock to find the child’s body who is feared dead.

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Fred will appear before court soon to answer murder charges contrary to section 209 of the penal code which attracts a death penalty.