Police in Nkhata-bay have arrested a 28 year old man over allegations that he threatened to shoot and kill his wife.
Nkhata-bay police Public Relations Officer Kondwani James has identified the suspect as Ackim Mphande.
James said that on 21st December 2020, Mphande staged a quarrel with his wife over marital issues and the course of their fighting the husband lost his temper and consequently left the scene and entered into his house where he came out with an antique riffle with intention to shoot his wife to death.
After sensing danger the father to the wife intervened and managed to seize the riffle which was surrendered to the police.
He added that the suspect escaped the place immediately after the seizure of the weapon.
The incident was later reported to police by well-wishers upon his return.
Following the tip, police arrested Mphande and formally charged him with acts intended to cause grievous harm.