MHRC, CHREAA Push for Hannif Re-arrest
Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) and Center for Human Rights Education, Advice and Assistance (CHREAA) say police must re-arrest Mahomed Hannif.
Hanif, a Pakistan national, absconded his alleged defilement and corruption trial on April 16, 2021.
Hannif 56, is suspected to have defiled a 14-year-old girl at Mudi, in Limbe in March, 2020 and attempted to corrupt police officers to neutralize the case.
The rights organizations have now waved a red flag to the public to tip the police leading to his re-arrest.
MHRC Acting Child Rights Director, Priscilla Thawe, says “Hannif, failed to appear at Dalton Court in Limbe on 16 April this year to answer for a defilement and corruption charges.”
CHREAA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Siphiwe Malihera, believes that the suspect is within the country.
Law enforcers who have not been forthcoming with information have nonetheless committed to launching a manhunt to apprehend the suspect and answer claims of defilement, attempting to bribe officers on the matter and bolting to face the law.