By Esnart Chingwalu
Police in Blantyre are keeping in custody three men on suspicion that they committed an offence of murder.
Blantyre Police spokesperson Peter Mchiza identified the three as Nyson Yohane 38, John Kasitomu 39 and Amon Nazombe 44.
Mchinza said on January 1, 2022, Police at Kabula Police Unit received a report of a missing person through Mrs Eliza Golden that her daughter Pemphero Davie who is about 12 years old went missing on December 31, 2021 in the afternoon.
A search was conducted and on 2 January 2022, around 10 am, she was found lying dead in the Masiku Grave Yard at Chinangwa in Chemusa area.
Postmortem results from the hospital revealed that the girl was murdered after being defiled.
Police launched investigation to trace the suspects and successfully managed to come across the first suspect who managed to explain how they managed to murder the girl and also mentioned the other two as those who were together with him when they were committing the offences.
Meanwhile the suspects are yet to appear before the court to answer the charge of murder.
Nyson Yohane comes from Mabala Village, Traditional Authority Somba in Blantyre District while John Kasitomu hails from Namitambo in the area of Senior Chief Kadewere in Chiradzulu District and Amon Nazombe is from Chasuwira Village in Nsamala area in Balaka District.