Police Deputy IG Cautions Officers Against Bribery, Unnecessary Use Of Teargas

Nyondo: Use teargas sparingly Nyondo: Use teargas sparingly pic by Masozi Kasambala

Deputy police Inspector General, John Nyondo, has challenged men and women in uniform to desist from bribery and unnecessary use of teargas during operations.

This, he said, would help in the drive to mend fences with the general public at a time relations between the two sides is at, arguably, an all-time low.

Nyondo said this when he addressed an awareness meeting at Chinsogholo in Karonga district. The deputy IG observed that unnecessary use of teargas has soured the relationship between police and civilians hence the call for professionalism

“Police bail is for free and let me warn each one of you not to take bribes from suspects when releasing them on bail,” said Nyondo.

On witchcraft killings, Nyondo said any village head who will be found inviting herbalists in their areas would be prosecuted.

On his part, Senior Chief Mwilang'ombe, hailed the police for convening the meeting saying it was critical to addressing problem of killings based on witchcraft claims.

“If the situation will be left unchecked Malawi will turn into a lawless state,let us avoid indulging in mob justice,” said Mwilang'ombe.

Among the awareness activities, Blue Eagles FC of Area 30 side 1-0 to Lufita Select.

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Last modified on Thursday, 30/01/2020

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