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Police nab US businessman murder suspect in Nkhata Bay

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Malawi Police Service in Nkhata Bay has arrested one suspect in connection with the US businessman murder. According to police spokesperson in Nkhata Bay Cecilia Mfune, the suspect is Gabriel Chirwa aged 33.

The suspect is at Nkhata Bay prison - Mfune The suspect is at Nkhata Bay prison - Mfune


“The suspect is also a businessman in Nkhata Bay. He was arrested on Tuesday July, 24 2018 and so far he is remanded at Nkhata Bay Prison as police continue with investigations,” said Mfune disclosing that the suspect hails from Kang'oma Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mankhambira in Nkhata Bay district.


According to Mfune, the US businessman was brutally murdered during the night of July 21, 2018. The deceased Michael James Maglioli aged 47 from Massachusetts, United States of America, was killed at his house at Dambo area in the District.

The thugs tied the deceased with wires and later murdered him. The matter was reported to Nkhata Bay Police Station. Postmortem conducted at Nkhata Bay District Hospital revealed that death was due to severe loss of blood secondary to multiple deep cut wounds on the head.


Meanwhile, police report indicates that the body of Michael James Maglioli is at Nkhata Bay District Hospital.


The deceased came in Malawi in the late 1990s.

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