Kanengo Police Station in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe on Friday morning arrested a man who wanted to sell dog meat at Mgona Market in the city.
The station’s deputy public relations officer, Constable Salome Chibwana, on Saturday confirmed the arrest of Abel Gondwe, 23.
Chibwana said Gondwe was arrested after police were tipped off by a driver who works for the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM).
“The driver tipped us off that he had seen a man busy skinning a dog. We rushed to the scene and arrested Gondwe while busy preparing the dog. We interrogated him and he confessed that he wanted to roast and sell it as kanyenya at Mgona Market,” she said.
Chibwana said the dog is believed to have been hit by a vehicle along Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) M1 Road near MIM offices.
She said Gondwe, who comes from Bwengu in Traditional Authority Jalavikuwa Munthali in Mzimba, will answer a charge of selling noxious food, which is contrary to Section 194 of the Penal Code.
He is expected to appear before Nkukulu Magistrate’s Court on Monday to answer the charge which attracts a maximum sentence of seven years.