Police in Chipata arrest a man for killing his friend over 100 Kwacha debt.

Police in Chipata have picked up a body of a taxi driver identified as Patrick Phiri, 29, of Magazine Compound.
Speaking to Breeze News, Eastern Province Deputy Police Commissioner, Alfred Nawa said that Mr. Phiri was reported missing by the employer Patricia Phiri and that he did not cash in the money on Tuesday last week.
He said that Patrick, who was using a taxi, Toyota Sprinter registration number ALE 7787 was last seen with Josias Phiri, 30, of Koswe Village in Chief Chanje’s area.
He said that when the matter was reported to police, some officers went to look for the two men at both their houses but did not find them.
Mr. Nawa further explained that Josias Phiri was seen on Friday and was immediately reported to the police and later apprehended at his house in Magazine compound.
The Deputy Police Commissioner said that Josias was later interrogated by the police and admitted having killed Patrick Phiri because of owing him 100 Kwacha.
Josias is believed to have used an iron bar to murder his colleague after they got into a fight and eventually dumped his body in an abandoned borehole along Kagunda road.
Mr. Nawa says the body was retrieved from the 15metres deep borehole by a combined team of police and fire brigade officers.

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