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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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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