Chinese National Nabbed for Assault
The police in Zomba have arrested a Chinese national and his two Malawian workers for allegedly assaulting a suspected thief who has since been admitted to hospital.
Police Public Relations Officer for the Eastern Region, Thomeck Nyaude confirmed the arrest of Mr. You Chang Yae and his shop assistants, Mr. Erick Manda, and Emmanuel Ngalande.
"I can confirm that police authorities have detained the three for assaulting the alleged thief. Nobody has the power to punish suspected criminals other than the courts," said Nyaude.
The suspected thief, identified as Yamikani Jere, entered into SunShine Shoprite owned by the Chinese national and allegedly stashed two pairs of trousers in his jacket with an intention to steal.
After he walked out of the shop with the items, an angry Mr. Chang Yae started beating him before his shop assistants Mr. Manda and Mr. Ngalande joined in.
However, upon arrival at the police station to surrender the suspect, the three were detained while the suspect was sent to Zomba Central Hospital where he is admitted before he answers theft charges.
Meanwhile, the Chinese national and his two Malawian workers have been charged with assault.
If the three will not be given police bail then they must brace for longer stay in custody because currently the judiciary is on strike.—Zodiak Online
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