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Ntchisi man in police custody for setting houses on fire

Police in Ntchisi are keeping in their custody a 30- year-old man identified as Killian Mkokha for allegedly setting ablaze two houses over a hat (chipewa).

Ntchisi Police Spokesperson Yohane Tasowana, has confirmed of the incident which took place at Kalikuni 2 Village in the district after a certain young boy (name withheld) had allegedly put on a hat similar to his.

Tasowana says thereafter, the suspect asked the boy to give him his hat arguing that it belonged to him and that it contained some charms for his business but the boy refused to do so saying he had bought it own his own.

According to Tasowana, this did not go down well with the Mkokha, who allegedly reacted angirily and set ablaze the two houses belonging to the boy’s parents destroying property valued at K500,000 in the process.

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