Police in Mzuzu city, in northern Malawi are yet to take to court three suspects in the murder of Alan Michael Fay, a British national who was operating a resort in the country, nearly three weeks after their arrest.
The law enforcers say they are still gathering more evidence regarding events surrounded his death before taking the suspects to court.
The three including Tina Kamanga, the deceased wife, have since been moved from from Mzuzu police cell to the regional prison, and are likely to answer a number of charges including Murder, once the police finish thier investigations.
The 57 year old Fay was brutally murdered on the evening of June 27, 2019, some distance away from his Lake View Lodge situated along the lake Malawi in the tourist attraction district of Nkhata Bay.
Peter Kalaya , the Northern Regional Police Spokesman told Report Focus News that Tina Kamanga, a Malawian national reported to the police that her husband left home at around 8PM (6GMT) to escort his resort manager who stays about a kilometer away from the resort.
The woman reported that she felt suspicious after noting that her husband was not returning, then she informed the resort employees to help her searching for her husband. The Police Spokesman said the team found Fay lying died in a bush near a road, with deep cuts in the head and face . The killers also went away with his two mobile phones.
The police, however, arrested the resort Manager Gift Kamanga, another woman Zione and Fay’s wife on suspicion that they had knowledge regarding the incident .
“We are yet to take the suspects to court because we are still doing investigations on the matter,” said Supretendent Kalaya, adding that “We have, however, moved them to Mzuzu prison on remand and will be taken to court soon after completion of our investigations.”
Fay’s murder has sent shokewaves especially to foreign investors in the lake shore and tourism attraction district where about 70 percent of the investors in tourism and hospitality industry are from UK, USA and other Western countries.
Last year, a US national was also murdered by thugs invaded his house at night.
Jackson Msiska, a social commentator from the county believes that many of the foreign inventors in the district are scared about their security following the brutal killing of thier two fellows.
“I’m worried that these scaring incidents might negatively affect the tourism industry and revenue collection from the sector in the sense that both investors and tourists may start shunning Malawi on security grounds,” Msiska said.
But the Regional Police Spokesman ruled out fears of insecurity, and assured the foreign investors and tourists of total security.
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