16 Ethiopian illegal immigrants nabbed in Malawi

Malawi  Police in northern district of Rumphi have arrested 16 Ethiopian nationals f who they intercepted at Thekero along the M1 Road lakeshore side in the district for illegal entry into the country.

Some of the arrested Ethiopian illegal lags in Malawi

Some of the arrested Ethiopian illegal lags in Malawi

The law enforcers have also launched a man-hunt for the driver who had aided them but bolted immediately after encountering a check point.

Rumphi Police spokesperson, Victor Khamisi, confirmed the development, saying the illegal immigrants were picked at around 03:00 a.m. Monday in an abandoned vehicle Toyota Noah registration number TO 5137 belonging to Alfred Hassan Chizumba of Lilongwe.

Khamisi said the vehicle they were travelling in had earlier ignored and stormed past an adhoc road block at Chitimba erected by Immigration officers who immediately alerted police.

When Police were informed of the speeding vehicle going the direction of Rumphi, they mounted their own adhoc road block at Thekero, about eight kilometres from Chitimba where they stayed in wait.

“When the vehicle was about fifteen metres to the police road block, the driver stopped and bolted into a nearby bush, leaving keys on the ignition,” explained Khamisi.

“When our officers interviewed the sixteen on the spot, it was discovered that they had no authenticated travel documents. They were all arrested for illegal entry into the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, police in the district have launched a massive man-hunt for the fugitive driver who aided the foreigners and have also impounded the abandoned vehicle.

“We have also seized the vehicle which was used in transporting these illegal immigrants,” he said, disclosing the foreigners who are in the age range of 18 to 27 only, wrote down their names and ages but could not speak English, French or Kiswahili.

The latest incident comes barely a week after Karonga Police also seized another group of 61 Ethiopians who had entered the country without relevant legal travelling documents.

Meanwhile, the aliens are expected to appear in a relevant court of law to answer charges of illegal entry into Malawi.

The aliens from the Horn of Africa reportedly use the porous Malawi boarders in transit to South Africa.

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abilo
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currently many Ethiopians are going to different countries. This is because the political system in the country is very bad. The Ethiopian government is killing Ethiopians. The government is a mass killer. As a result Ethiopians are illegally going to different countries to get help. Many of them are facing problems with their illegal immigration to different countries. God help Ethiopians!!!

Blessings Adam Kaliapa
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To arrest people who are illegal immigrants its not a new thing in Malawi.That is happening all over.But I would like to ask Malawi Government that if you arrest them you must treat them well and depot them fast as soon as possible.This is a rule all over the World

jahman
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We are one

Manjawala
Guest

Leave them. They are africans. There is nothing here that they will do. This is just a conduict. Please, tell me when u to catch birds from Ethopia.

Me
Guest

A PRO Rumphi ndi amabodza bwanji! Anthuwo tikudziwa kuti anagwidwa ndi a police+MRA a pa Chitimba. Kufuna kutchuka ntchito yogwira anzanu! Mxiiiiiii

the councillor
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how many of these ethiopians have you arrested? and since when did you start arresting these ethiopians? What has changed over the years? Do we share borders with the horn of africa? Do they reach malawi by plane, if by road how come they are given right passage in these other countries? If you ask them is malawi the poorest country on planet earth their final destination, do you go to church or ,mosque? That there is trouble in the horn of africa, since when have you known? Which is better, these brothers to treck to south africa or join… Read more »
shula
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i knw th driver! believe m z 4rm chilumba n z a minbus driver

mlomwe2
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ASIYENI ADUTSE AZIPITA KU JON AKAKUMANA NAZO KOMWEKO. MUNGOWATAYIRA NTHAWI. LET THEM GO IN PEACE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pacharo
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Koma ife kuti tipite kwao bwa? Xenophobic nthawi yomweyo.

Imraan Sadick
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Sikuyamba kunva nkhani imeneyi koma sitinanveko kuti Boma la Malawi lapanga deport ma Ethiopians omwe akhala akugwidwa….you just demand dzindalama kwa azibale awo ku Joloza for their release inu ndikumakula zimimba,asiyeni anthu adutse mwantendere anthu ake ndiomwewa akumalemba ntchito amalawi akuphedwa ku joniko
Malawi sadzatheka basi

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