Police in Mzuzu Shoot Dead a Suspected Robber

Police in Mzuzu have last night shot dead a suspected robber who wanted to steal from a shop at Luwinga industrial area in the city.

Police Spokesperson for the city Paul Tembo has told us that the suspect was in the company of his 5-member gang, who fled the scene after the incident.

The law enforcers shot dead the suspect when he charged on them with a panga knife as they were trying to quell the tension at the scene of the robbery.

AND: Police in Karonga have clarified reports that their vehicle was detained at Kasumulu border in Tanzania based on the law enforcers' failure to arrest suspects connected to robbery of motorcycles in that area.

Karonga Police Station Publicist Sub Inspector Enock Livasoni has told us today that the Tanzanian nationals blocked the Police vehicle because they were demanding that the Malawian vendor who assaulted a Tanzanian vendor should be prosecuted in their home country.

Yesterday, images of the detained Malawi police vehicle in Tanzania trended online, with some saying it was due to the Tanzania nationals’ frustrations with the Malawi police’s failure to arrest suspects who steal motorcycles in that country.

Meanwhile, police have come under fire in Mzimba; as stakeholders fighting gender-based violence are accusing them of failing to arrest defilement suspects, as well as releasing suspects on dubious bails at Euthini police unit.

This has come out during a mobile campaign to end gender-based violence organized by purple innovations yesterday. Washington Phiri a child protection worker in the area told us that 6 defilement suspects who committed the crime in the month of august alone are walking scot-free while the police claim they don't have transport to go and arrest them.

Mzimba police officer in charge Stain Chaima confirmed receiving such reports from the community but said they have now instituted investigations into the matter.

 

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