Lester Maganga’s murder case referred to High Court

By Chisomo Phiri

The Magistrate Court in Lilongwe through
Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Nyirenda has on Monday committed the Murder Case involving Lester Maganga to the High Court.

Maganga, 29, is suspected to have killed Allam Witika, a former Sales Manager for Coca-Cola Beverages Company.

Speaking when the accused, appeared in court, Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa
Nyirenda said the High Court will hear the case and other applications since the lower court has no such powers.

Maganga being taken to Court

On his part, State Prosecutor, Davison Banda, asked the court to keep the accused on remand for 90 days to allow thorough investigations.

But Innocent Kubwalo, lawyer representing the accused, told the court that he will file an application for bail at the High Court and it will be the court’s discretion whether to keep the accused on remand for 90 days or not.

Maganga was arrested on Sunday by the police after preliminary investigations revealed that he quarrelled with the deceased after discovering that they were dating the same woman.

The late Wittika, was found dead in the backseat of his motor vehicle in Area 15, Lilongwe on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

Police say he had cuts in the head and his body was covered with the vehicle’s floor mats.