By Chisomo Phiri
Malawi Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody a 32-year-old-Enerst Nambazo on allegations that he grievously harmed his wife whom he suspected of having extra-marital affairs.
Nkhotakota police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Paul Malimwe has confirmed the development saying Nambazo,who was coming from a drinking joint at around 22:00 on the night in question, assaulted his wife with a wooden stick after he coincidentally met her coming from outside their house to answer the call of nature.
According to Malimwe, before the assault, the husband who suspected that the victim was coming from meeting another man, forcibly probed the victim’s private parts to verify if she indeed had sexual intercourse with another man.
The victim, who was rescued by well-wishers, was taken to Alinafe mission hospital for medical attention, before reporting the matter to Benga police unit, leading to the arrest of the suspect.
Nambazo who comes from Samuel village, under Senior Chief Mwadzama in Nkhotakota district is expected to appear before court soon to answer a charge levelled against him.