Police in Kasungu have arrested a prison warder for allegedly killing a prisoner.
The suspect is identified as Wellos Kusakala while the deceased is identified as Jonas Zinaumaleka both thirty-one.
It is reported that the deceased who was serving sentence at Kasungu prison was taken out with other eleven prisoners to work in the suspect’s garden.
In the course of the work, the deceased with other three inmates attempted to escape but with the help of other inmates they were apprehended.
It is alleged that the prison warder heavily assaulted zinaumaleka with a hoe handle who sustained head injuries and later died.
Postmortem results conducted at kasungu district hospital have revealed that the death occurred due to head injuries.
Wellos Kusakala who hails from Ulaya village, traditional authority Makhuwira in Chikwawa district will appear before court to answer charges of murder.