Mob Attacks Child Abduction Suspect in Dowa

An angry mob on Monday morning destroyed property belonging to a child abduction suspect (name withheld) in Dowa. It was reported on Friday that a five year old girl, Monica Chunga, did not come back from school where she went and could not be traced. However, rumour went round that the girl was being kept in the house of a certain woman residing at the Boma. This forced a mob around the boma and surrounding villages to organize themselves…

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Gender Based Violence Cases Worry Dowa Police

Police in Dowa have expressed concern over the tendency of increasing withdrawals of Gender Based Violence cases by women and girls against their perpetrators at the Victim Support Units (VSUs). Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency Friday, Dowa Police Officer in Charge (O/C), Deputy Commissioner Owen Maganga said such withdrawals of cases are derailing the fight against Gender Based Violence in the district, hence a call for women and girls to make informed decisions before reporting…

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Dowa Police Reduces Crime Rate By 28.6 Per Cent

Good working relationship between police officers and community policing forums in Dowa District is said to have accounted for the decrease in crime by 28.6 per cent as compared to the same period last year (2016). Dowa Police Station Officer in Charge (O/C), Deputy Commissioner, Owen Maganga, was speaking in an interview with Malawi News Agency, saying such a decrease in crime cannot be taken for granted. He, therefore, commended all community members in the district for taking an…

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