A 45-year-old Malawian man, Rex Kondwani has hanged himself after his wife donated the K12,000 they had earned through gardening work to a church.
Local reports state that the incident happened on September 6 in Muwalo Village, Thyolo District, Malawi.
George Kaleso, senior superintendent of the Masambanjati Police, confirmed the suicide in a statement.
According to Kaleso, the pair was hired to perform piecework in gardening and received K12,000, which the wife kept.
“Yesterday, when Mr. Kondwani asked for his share, the wife told him she had donated the money to their local church,” he said.
He claimed that the woman’s admission sparked a contentious quarrel between the couple. Sadly, the man was later discovered hanging from the roof of the church where the money was donated.
In other news, the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Dr. Kadiri Akeem, a lecturer at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), for allegedly raping a 20-year-old female undergraduate student.
The alleged victim – whose identity was not disclosed – accused Dr. Kadiri, an Associate Professor of Botany, of sexually defiling her during her visit to his office to address issues related to her result.
According to the victim who reported him to an NGO called the Inclusive Social Welfare and Empowerment Foundation, the incident occurred on August 16, 2023.
The NGO subsequently reported the case to the Gender Unit of the state Police Command, prompting action from the Commissioner of Police, CP Idowu Owohunwa. A warrant of arrest for Dr. Kadiri was then issued by the state High Court through the OC Gender.
The Vice Chancellor of the university was given a seven-day ultimatum to produce Dr. Babalola for questioning. When questioned, the lecturer reportedly confessed to the crime.
Upon learning of this confession, the Vice Chancellor promptly notified the police through the school’s Chief Security Officer, leading to Dr. Babalola’s arrest.