Act Professionally, Malawi Police Urged

Outgoing Northern Region Police Commissioner has urged police officers in the Malawi Police Service (MPS) to be professional in their work for them to serve the country well. Effie Kaitano was speaking Friday at Northern Region Police Headquarters in Mzuzu during a farewell parade in her honour on retirement after a 40-year service. “I urge all police officers to work hard and professionally in order to serve the public well,” Kaitano said. She asked female police officers to disregard…

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Communities Urged to Fight Albino Killings

The Malawi Police Service has said the fight against killings of people with albinism will only be a success if members of the community take an active role in tracking down perpetrators of the vice. The remarks were made recently by Commissioner of Police in the North, Hannings Mlotha during awareness campaign meeting on violence perpetrated on people with Albinism, held at Manyamula Community Ground, in Mzimba District. Mlotha said police alone cannot successfully crack down on criminals who…

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Two Men Arrested for Possessing Chamba

Police in Dedza have arrested two men for allegedly possessing cannabis sativa which they wanted to illegally smuggle to Mozambique. According to Dedza Police Deputy Spokesperson, Constable Cassim Manda, the two have been identified as Fungai Barai, 32 years of Mozambican nationality and Mafosha Banda, 35 of Matunduluzi village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kawamba in Kasungu district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency, Manda said the two suspects were arrested at Sukwasukwa in the district by police…

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8 Years IHL for Stealing K18 Million

Limbe Magistrate Court on Saturday sentenced a 41 one year old man to 8 years imprisonment with hard labour for stealing K18 million from a motor vehicle in Limbe. Limbe Police Deputy Publicist, Widson Nhlane told Mana on Saturday that the convict, Joe Winston and his accomplices who are still at large stole the K18 million meant for workshop payments to employees of Malawi Girls Guide Association on  August 26, 2018 which contravenes section 282(C) of the penal code….

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Four Tanzanians In for Robbery

Limbe Police CID Officers on Wednesday arrested four Tanzanian nationals on suspicion that they are connected to series of robbery cases in Limbe Policing area. Limbe Police Deputy Publicist, Widson Nhlane told Mana in Blantyre that they received a report that the four suspected robbers, Stephano Idd Mnungu 46, Titho Jackson Kasagula 39,Abuu Ahmed Huruvi 34 and Steward Mwakachinga 34 invaded a house in Mpingwe. “On November 9, 2018 Police received a report from one of the Mpingwe residents,…

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Govt to Revamp 997

Government has started procuring motor vehicles for the 997 Rapid Response Department (RRD), in a bid to assist the Malawi Police in its efforts of combating crime in the country. National Police Spokesperson James Kadadzera disclosed this Wednesday in Lilongwe at National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe in an exclusive interview as he shared an update on crime rate for the past six months period ranging from January to June,2018. In order to reduce crime rate in the country, the…

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Police Fire Tear Gas at Protesting Students

Police in Zomba on Wednesday fired teargas to disperse Zomba Police Secondary School students, who were demonstrating against management’s decision to expel about 150 students who were not selected to the institution. According to one of the concerned students who asked not to be identified, the head teacher has allegedly been receiving money for admission of new students in Forms 1-4. This was revealed when auditors from the National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe were about to carry out an…

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Police Charity Work Excites Govt

Malawi Government has commended Malawi Police Service for charitable works the institution conducts in the country. Minister of Information and Communications Technology who is also government’s spokes person Nicholas Dausi made the commendation following a fundraising big walk that Mwanza Police organised on Monday aimed at raising funds to assist the needy in the district. “As government, we appreciate what the police are doing where apart from enforcing laws, they also do charitable work. Therefore it is important for…

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Bogus CID Officer Arrested in Dedza

Police in Dedza have arrested a suspected trickster for impersonating a detective police officer to steal money from the mother of a suspect who was in police custody. Speaking with Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Dedza Police Deputy Spokesperson, Constable Cassim Manda, said Davie Mkwewu was collecting money from Florence Chikumbutso whose son was in police custody promising to help get her son released. “Mkwewu met Chikumbutso who at that time had come to visit her son in police…

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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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