Police in Chikwawa are keeping in custody Fanuel Jongesi for allegedly setting his father’s house on fire over relief items.

Deputy Public Relations Officer for Chikwawa Police Station Sergeant Dickson Matemba said Jongesi took the law into his hands at Chagambatuka village.

The suspect accused his father of not caring for his grandmother who benefits from relief items.

“He further accused the father of abusing the relief items hence setting the house alight,” Matemba said

Fanuel Jongesi hails from Chagambatuka village, in the area of Senior Chief Makhwira in Chikwawa district.