Lilongwe Police, City Council Caught Pants Down

Lilongwe City Council in conjunction with Malawi Police during the week embarked on a campaign to apprehend people who urinate in undesignated places in the city. However, the exercise has been marred by reports that the officers from both institutions have seized the opportunity by cashing in from the exercise. One of the apprehended persons, who did not want to be named, told Malawi News Agency (MANA) Wednesday that while the exercise was good, it was sad that the…

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Mozambican Herbalist Arrested for Administering Poisonous Herbs

Police in Lilongwe have arrested a 65- year-old herbalist for allegedly administering poisonous herbs to a 60- year-old woman. The deceased is identified as Teleza Kanthiti Samson, of Chingombe Village, Traditional Authority Chilooko in Ntchisi District. The deceased was suffering from piles and on September 1, 2018, she went to seek traditional medicine from the herbalist by the name Patrick Wilitage at Chinsapo 2 in Lilongwe. According to Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer, Kingsley Dandaula, after hearing of the…

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Bricklayer Commits Suicide

A 37 year old man identified as Mavuto Chitheka who was staying at Katantha in Area 36 in Lilongwe on Sunday committed suicide. In an interview with the Malawi News Agency, Lilongwe police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula said Mtsinje Police Unit received information from Alex Chilombo 53 of Njonja village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachele in Dedza that his nephew had hanged himself in his house. “Chitheka (deceased) who was working as a bricklayer went to drink bear…

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22 Arrested in Sweeping Exercise in Lilongwe

Police in Lilongwe have arrested 22 suspects during a sweeping exercise which they conducted on Thursday following an increase in cases of robbery, possession of Indian hemp (chamba) and illegal vending. In an interview on Friday, Lilongwe Police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula said people have complained that vending in places that are not designated for them is making the town and cities look untidy. Dandaula said despite the vendors being stubborn the police were trying their best to deal with…

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Malawi Police Arrest Zambian Man For Chamba

Lilongwe police are keeping in custody 47-year-old, Mathews Mlenga a Zambian national for being found in possession of cannabis sativa. Lilongwe Police Spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that on March 5, Area 36 police received a tip from well-wishers that the suspect was packing some bags of loose Indian hemp in his compound. “The suspect was having bags of loose Indian hemp to be transported out of the country,” said Dandaula. He said upon receiving the…

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Defilement Cases Worry Lilongwe Police

Police in Lilongwe have bemoaned the increase of defilement cases in the district following receipt of high number of such cases since January this year (2018). Lilongwe Police Station Inspector, Kingsley Dandaula, revealed to Malawi News Agency (Mana) that they have received 14 cases of defilement cases starting from the month of January to date, which is different from last year around the same time when they received 11 reports of defilement cases. Dandaula largely attributed the situation to…

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Lilongwe woman nabbed with 450 LA blister packets

A 26-year-old woman is in police custody in Lilongwe allegedly for possessing 450 LA blister packets (malaria drug) which she could not explain its source. Lilongwe Police confirmed the arrest on Friday of Desfinate Malenga of Njati Village, Traditional Authority Mazengera, Lilongwe. Kingsley Dandaula, Lilongwe Police spokesperson, said in an interview Malenga was arrested at Liyati Puma Filling Station in Lilongwe where boxes containing the malaria drug were being transferred from one vehicle to hers. “Our CID [Criminal Investigation…

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LL businessman arrested for Indian hemp and illegal fire arm possession

Police on Tuesday arrested a 40 year old businessman Peter Manda, from Salowe village in Traditional Authority (TA) Nkumbila, Nkhatabay district for being found in possession of Indian hemp and illegal fire arm in Lilongwe. Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer Kingsley Dandaula told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that the Criminal investigation Department were searching for  Indian hemp near the Lilongwe  Post Office and proceeded  to Game Car Park. “The suspect drove away when he realized that the Police were…

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