People’s Land Organisation (PLO) leader Vincent Wandale is in custody at Lilongwe Police Station this time for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence.
Wandale through PLO is said to have been collecting money from villagers in Mulanje and Thyolo with a promise to share them land.
But in an interview Friday morning few hours after the arrest, Wandale said the money his organisation has been collecting from people was for membership.
He accused Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa of mobilising villagers to falsely accuse him with the aim of subjecting him to torture.
“Yes I am here at Lilongwe Police waiting to be transferred to Blantyre. I know all this has been cooked up to subject me to torture,” said Wandale in a telephone conversation while he was waiting for some procedures at Lilongwe Police Station.
In a separate interview, Ngolongoliwa denied having a hand in Wandale’s arrest.
The senior Chief said it was an open secret that the organisation was collecting money from the villagers and if they realised they were being duped and decided to launch a complaint that was within their rights.