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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KK Police Burn 5 Tonnes of Indian hemp

Nkhotakota Police on Friday burnt five tonnes of Indian hemp commonly known as chamba at a dump site near Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in the district. Nkhotakota Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO) Williams Kaponda said during the burning exercise that the hemp was confiscated and accumulated since mid-last year. Kaponda explained that there is high rate of such cases in the district such that every week, they register one or more cases of smuggling the stuff without licence, which…

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Police Arrest ‘Ganja’ Couple

Police in Limbe are keeping in custody a couple for allegedly being found in possession of Indian hemp (chamba) in Namiyango Township in Blantyre. Confirming the development, Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO), Patrick Mussa identified the couple as 27 year old Kondwani Kanyenga and his 23 year old wife, Agnes Kanyenga. “Our Criminal Investigations Department (CID) personnel received information that the said couple was in possession of the illicit drug at their house in Namiyango and…

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Chilima in Trouble

United Transformation Movement leader Dr. Saulos Chilima, has been given seven days by Malawi Police to explain the claims he made that Mighty Democratic Progressive Party administration plans to rig the 2019 tripartite elections Chilima made the sensational claim two weeks ago when he launched the United Transformation Movement (UTM) at Masintha ground in Lilongwe. He told Malawians that he had information that government has a machine to spy on people and rig the election. “In your speech, you…

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Police Arrest Car Accessories’ Thieves

Police in Mzimba have arrested two auto-electricians after suspecting them of stealing car accessories at Mzimba Boma. Mzimba Police Officer in- Charge, Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police, Angello Muwanga, Tuesday told Malawi News Agency Monday that police intensified investigations following complaints by car owners about theft of their car accessories such as distributors and sensors from the cars. “We have, therefore, managed to arrest two auto electricians but I cannot divulge more details of the suspects for fear of…

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Police Corner ‘Airtel Money’ Conman

Police in Mangochi have cornered a conman alleged to have been duping people through fake texts triggering Airtel money transactions with unsuspecting victims across the country. Mangochi Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of 31-year-old Henry Bauleni for an offence of theft, contrary to Section 278 of the Penal Code. Daudi told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that Bauleni is believed to have been cheating people at Mangochi Town and other parts…

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Tight Security in Ntcheu: Seven Hardcore Criminals Cornered

Police in Ntcheu are keeping in custody seven suspected thugs who have allegedly been attacking motorists at Kachipeya area along Ntcheu-Dedza M1 road during night. There have been reports of series of attacks at kachipeya in Ntcheu whereby motorists travelling along M1 road, have for a long time been targeted by people who block the road with big rocks, and sometimes with heavy plunks of trees with the aim of robbing them. Ntcheu Police Spokesperson, Hastings Chigalu, identified the…

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Teenager Arrested for Giving False Information

Kanengo Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 17 year old girl (name withheld) for giving false information that she had given birth to a baby boy when she had never been pregnant. The station’s deputy police spokesperson, Salomy Zgambo Chibwana, told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Saturday that on June 25, 2018, the girl reported to Kanengo Police that she was 10 months pregnant and came to visit her uncle in area 49. “While at her uncle,…

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Police Steps Up On Child Protection

Police in Phalombe have embarked on outreach programs to deal with cases of violation of children’s rights that are rampant in the district. Speaking in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on Thursday, Phalombe Police Publicist, Innocent Moses, said cases of violation of children’s rights have increased this year as compared to the first six months of 2017. According to Moses, presently the law enforcers are conducting frequent community meetings through which they are disbursing messages aimed at…

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Man Arrested for Illegal Possession of Medical Drugs

Police in Limbe have arrested a 45 – year – old man for being found in possession of medical drugs without a licence, Malawi News Agency has established. Limbe Police Station Deputy Public Relations Officer, Constable Patrick Mussa while confirming the arrest identified the suspect as Davison Kalilombe. “On June 20, Limbe Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers carried out an operation following a tip-off from well-wishers which led to the arrest of the suspect,” said Mussa. Mussa added that…

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