Chikwawa : Police in Chikwawa have arrested a primary school teacher on suspicion that he killed a 35 year old man over a debt emanating from beer.
The suspect Edasi Mikano 34 a teacher at Kaole Primary School allegedly assaulted to death Robert Getinala on Thursday at a beer drinking joint within Misano Village in the area of Traditional Authority Katunga in the district.
Chikwawa Police Station Public Relations Officer Constable Foster Benjamin told Malawi News Agency Sunday that reports have it that the suspect some time back guzzled a beer amounting to K1 000 on credit with a promise to settle the bill once he received his salary.
When he patronized the drinking joint on Thursday Mikano was asked by the deceased to honour his promise. Embarrassed with the reminder the suspect argued with the deceased in protest to settling the debt he said.
Benjamin added that a fierce fight broke out between the two and ended up into the suspect beating to death the other.
The police publicist said police in the district have since arrested the suspect and charged him with murder saying: He will appear in court once all investigations are completed Benjamin said.
Getinala came from Misano Village in the area of Traditional Authority Katunga in Chikwawa.
Source: Malawi News Agency MANA