2 cops rob businessman K450 000, arrested in Chitipa

Malawi Police in Chitipa are keeping in custody their two colleagues, identified as sergeant Kaludzu and constable Zinjani, for assaulting a businessman and robbing him of K450 000 cash Sunday night.

Chapola : We have re arrested the cops

Chapola : We have re arrested the cops

According to Meston Chiona, 30, who narrated his ordeal from his bed at Chitipa District Hospital, the named police officers were aided by a watchman, Jastone Simbowe, 58, at Mupelachisa Resthouse – where he booked himself for the night.

“They assaulted me with a big wooden stick and got away with my K450 000,” said Chiona, of Traditional Authority Mwakaboko in Karonga.

Witnesses told Nyasa Times that Chiona had been found in a pool of his own blood before he was taken to the hospital.

The three will answer charges of causing bodily harm and robbery, according to Chitipa police.

A statement from Police spokesman in the north, Maurice Chapola has since condemned the misdemeanor of the officers and has assured the general public that “justice will take its course.”

It added: “The police further wish to inform the general public that it will not shield any officer who deliberately chooses to terrorize the same people they are supposed to protect.”

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71 thoughts on “2 cops rob businessman K450 000, arrested in Chitipa”

  1. Sayimoni bayisikolo says:

    Remove all those old colonial houses for the police in old town Lilongwe built during Roy Welensky’s colonial time.Police in Malawi are not motivated.These people work in very dangerous circumstances sometime but their profession is not appreciated.Those small white houses at Falls in Lilongwe are an eyesore to city.Who said that people in junior ranks do not need proper houses.Build them new modern houses befitting the modern society.Osamangakhalira kuwatukwana kuti akuba kwabasi forgetting ma cashgate anu mukukanika ndikuweruzana ma court.Tizikhala ndi chikondi ndi azathu ndipo Mulungu azalidalitsa dziko ili.

  2. common sense says:

    When the police of a nation become crooks ,it signals the beginning of the end of a peaceful nation.

  3. amakhosi mukulugenzi says:

    Comment very pathetic govt look into the cops welfare before worse comes to worst

  4. Mbewe. says:

    Mukungotukwana basi. Factors zomwe zikuchitisa mchitidwe umene ena mwa a mps kuti adziba simukuonapo kanthu. How u are contributing kuti mps members adziba ngati citizen simukunenapo. Ndimawavela chisoni apolice kwabasi mukamawatukwana. Help them kuti atithandize in all angles of life.

  5. VERY BAD—— YOU MEAN POLICE OR OLICE TEAM. POOR SALARIES CONTRUBITING ALL THIS, GVT PLEASE SEE TO IT THAT ALL GOVT SECTORS AND ALL COMPANIES IN MALAWI OFFER BETTER SALARIES, OOOOOOOOO JUNIORS MK 18,000.00 AND SENIORS MK80,000.00 TO MK 250,000.00 PER MONTH. WHAT WIL BE THE END: SOME BOSSES TO MUCH OF THEMSELVES.AVOIDING JUNIORS TO HAVE GOOD SALARIES. GOD SAVE THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO SUFFER ALWAYS.

  6. chatonda says:

    It is surprising that the same ploice officers are stealing vehicles from people especially in Limbe and Lilongwe. What is the government doing abale this is our country.

  7. which means we dont have MPS working very effective to protect its instead they r bysy stealing from same citizen,what kind of cops r we having these days?its too shameful & abormination to the Country as whole

  8. Kanamwali mveke says:

    Ndamvaso kut a police onse akufuna kupnga ma strike ndalama yapa mwezi ndiyochepa kwmbri

  9. MAPOLISHI says:

    Kuyipitsa mbiri ya police yathu yabwinoyi

  10. wakukaya says:

    Wanganya nadi kukhala ndi thena mmmmmmmh

  11. magaula says:

    wapolice asafere zoti malipilo ali kumwamba pomwe alipansi pompano

  12. loyal says:

    very bad

  13. Jovelyn Kasondo says:

    A police akuonjeza kwambiri ine ndimakhala ku BTz koma chonde chonde guys mukazagwira wa police akuba muzandiuze tizaotche ameneyo number yanga ndi: 09993312456. Ku LLs pa Kawale police pali cha CID chinachake chakuba machende ake ntchito kupempha basi, ku bangwe kuli winanso wankholo yonunkha dzina lake chigunda kupemphaso basi ndi kuchinda ndipo inu apolice akazi muli ndi nyini zoola kumandochinditsa basi thats why mukutenga ka chirombo mutaphwanyikaphwanyika nkhope kuseri kwa makutu kutatupa ngati chambo. We dont hv any reason to trust a police officer these days kuba too much, ndiye chibwana chanocho kumangoti kukamwa ngati nyini yosupuka chili mweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  14. Kanyimbi says:

    This is bad. looking at how these robberies are done and the suspects killed before they testify in courts, it leaves a lot to be desired.

  15. Law says:

    Eeeeehhh okay

  16. Mzimba Solola says:

    The problem I see is that most people who joined the Police service joined becoz of lack of employment but they are not serving Malawians whole heartedly. If a Police officer akugwidwa ndi umbava/umbanda do you expect him/her to protect us as citizens? God help our nation Malawi.

  17. Chakuchaku says:

    Work Professionally Pliz,don’t Put 2 Shame this Country. Adzateteze Dzikoli Ndani Nanga? Mwanyanya Apolisi. Sinthani Pliz!

  18. Dziko says:

    95% of policemen and women are thieves, this is an established fact

  19. SPECTATOR MAJAHA says:

    mukuyambitsanso inu nomwe.who is going to protect us??You are denting and tarnishing the image of your Police.IG take sterner action please on these guys otherwise we wanna trust on you.

  20. Steve Austin Stone Cold says:

    Police pa malawi yakwiya kumangoba basi zitsiru inu apolice

  21. Nkhani says:

    The people who were supposed to be protecting the civilians are the one busy terrorizing the nation, we recently heard about the Malawi Army and today we are hearing of the Malawi Police, this only shows that the Diesel Petrol Palibe has come with their policy to terrorize Malawi..
    Work up Peter, this will lead to National wide demonstration where you are also going to kill us.
    We’re tired of your leadership, we haven’t seen any developments in you, the best you can do is to resign!

  22. Titunus says:

    There is also a syndicate where police officers and Airtel/Tnm are printing call logs without the courts authority. Most police officers are engaged in this malpractice. Last time you accused government of buying spy machine but now its airtel and tnm and the police snooping at people’s call records.

  23. carseat says:

    A police ndi amene akhala akutibela, kupha ndi kuononga ever since kungoti tawazindikila mochedwa. Komanso ku PMF mufufuzeko kuli anyamata ena achina Chimphango ndi amene akupanga ma deal heavy. Fish them out. Ku Limbe police kuli langson, amawopsyeza ndi kubela anthi in the name of malawi police.

  24. Wovuta says:

    While u a punishing these officers, plz consider adjusting their salaries. Penapaka apolice mukuwapangitsa kuba, katangale komanso kupemphapempha. How can a whole officer get 45-50 thousand in a month? Alipire ana xool, alipire nyumba, madzi, magetsi, adye, athandize abale….. What do u expect? Anthuwa mukuwagwiritsa ntchito ngati akapolo. Awonjedzereni malipiro to match with the cost of living and see if they will misbehave. Wapolice aliyense ali corrupt kapena amapempha not by design. Kodi mukufuna nawo adzachite kuyenda pamsewu? Sanalankhula zambiri chifukwa cha mwambo wa ntchito yako koma eeee wapolice pamalawi akulira mokweza. Abawo let the law take its course koma chonde wonjedzerani malipiro a police kuti mavuto amenewa athe

  25. padoko says:

    the police are becoming more dangerous these days than robbers themselves you cant trust them

  26. Lufita boy says:

    instead of protecting its citizen akuabelanso apolice amasiku ano ndi mbava zokhazokha,kodi apurezinti mukumva zimenezi?

  27. Penjaninge says:

    Iwe ukanene kut ku chitipa anthu ngogunata?machende ambuyako ndi2..so ngat apolice akupanga zopusa ng@ izi,who’s gonna take care of us popeza iwowo ngachitetezo?vuto apolice mukulembana nokha pantundu ntchito..awa akaseve 8yrz

  28. Dammie says:

    The problem is that they trained and employed in MPS coz they are relatives to serving officers. Some officers even dont want their job but they were forced by their Parents. Wat can one expect from such people

  29. Zoona Mapuya says:

    Misdemeanor and not Robbery with violence bcoz its police officers involved??ku three ways ndi kv a polisi ku Luchenza openly drinking with thugs everyday

  30. Tateyo says:

    What a headless police service

  31. Difficult to comment na

  32. mitsubishi honda says:

    Peter mathanyulawoyeeee

  33. PETER says:

    Comment CORRUPTION IS EVIL

  34. PETER says:

    CommentPOLICE IS MOST CORRUPTION IN MALAWI ALL ROAD BLOCK IS POLICE MAKING DALAMA LIVE LIKE SOGWE TO LILOGWE OOOOOOOMYGOD LIKE TAQWA BUS USING ALOTOF MONEY

  35. Auph says:

    Stupit mps!

  36. Worried citizen says:

    You can hardly trust the police these days.Most of them have totally lost the morals for money.I have lived at songwe border post and you come to wonder the behaviour of the policemen/women who man the road blocks.They have become perpetual beggars and some are totally drunk during working hours.There is no integrity left in them.They are always looking for quick money and very to be used by crooks and criminals.The police service should look into how their staff carry themselves.This is happening all over Malawi.

  37. point of order says:

    Chabwino awa anaba through robbery and we are making noise about it. How about those who still in broad day light in the name of Traffic Police taking advantage of unsuspecting motorists. They are all over town and their aim is not to bring sanity on the roads of Malawi but to rob. It is high time we should stand up against this malaise.

  38. Mbava says:

    Malawi Pilferage Service (MPS) Stupid!

  39. Wagona nkhule waliwa says:

    Comment: ku chitipa anthu ndi ogunata zedi. apolisi achangamuseni!

    1. dumerang says:

      Whether ndi ogunata or what but they are citizens of Malawi and they need protection. Infact you are more of a stupid dunderhead than the people you are talking about

    2. Mwene Chitipa says:

      Ogunata ndi mako.

    3. bentby smart says:

      So u think you are clever? I guess u are the fool racist who has nothing to contribute to malawi’s development.

  40. mona says:

    Demonic progressive party woyeeee

  41. Mapuyamurupare says:

    Just imagine a female Police Officer is moving around and sleeping in rest houses and lodges with thugs / thieves here in Thyolo. Yet fellow police officers are just watching this.
    I am told Just last night Number one (No. 1) trading centre was attached by the same gang. What kind of Police security are we having in Malawi if Thugs are partnering with Police Men and Women.

    Shame on Police O/Cs for Thyolo, Bvumbwe, Limbe and Lunchenza.
    Your Detectives (CIDs) are sleeping too much.

    Please wake up! and Something tangible.

  42. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    malawi police service should change its name and objectives to malawi robbery service whose aim is to rob, steal and hack their own citizens they are to protect. That is in headless chicken regime under Dirty Practices party

    1. Mwenemuzi says:

      A police a ku Chitipa ndi mbuzi zokhazokha, more over ndi alomwe opanda mano again, awa ndiye tithana nawo awonanso ngati atabwerere ndi mafupa kwawo

  43. Nyamkaka says:

    Salary should not be used as an excuse. If you are not with the salary, just resign and find something else to do.

  44. Chipi says:

    Bamusi wa Ku balaka mzimayi wakuba kwambiri

  45. welamdindi panji welamdimi says:

    Nkhani si ya peter

  46. chemembe says:

    Osanamizila salary.Who forced them to join Police? Vito longolembana alomwe okhaokha Ku police ndilimenelo. Mlomwe ndiwankhaza heavy. Pajatu amatha kudula mutu WA munthu mopanda chisoni. Assaaa

  47. Gas Machinehead says:

    Police should review recruitment procedures of officers. Somerhing is not adding up. It seems the force is taking shortcuts when recruiting these officers

  48. Kwima says:

    Akachepa bwa Alowa liti

  49. Malawi wa Lero says:

    Can somebody tell me how many police men and women have been involved in different types of crime since Peter became President?

    1. Kapyepye says:

      Iwe Malawi wa lero, nobody will answer that stupid question. Ndiye mbuzi yotheratu. Muonereni dzimamina lendelende.

  50. rk says:

    Timadana ndi Dzozi timati ndi opemphera kwambiri amaletsa kupha mbava , nanga uyu ndi m’busa ?

  51. Bob says:

    AMalawi kodi ndichiyani. Bola dziko loti kuli nkhondo. This is a sick nation. Its as if all institutions are leaderless. Fotseki

  52. kadamanja says:

    Ntchito za anthu awa, sukulu mulibe ata! Qouta iyo!

  53. CHIYAMBA says:

    VERY BAD FOR POLICE IMAGE IN CHITIPA. THIS EVENING CHIEFS ARE MEETING AT A CERTAIN HIDDEN PLACE AIDED BY DPP MP (FUKUMELE MUKUMBWA & SOME DPP COUNCILLORS) IN USE THEM TO FORCE THE WOMAN DC GRACE CHIRWA OUT OF OFFICE – WHY CHITIPA , WHY.FAMOUS FOR SCANDALS BUT NO DEVELOPMENT.

  54. Comment: apolisi ndinu mukuononga mbiri ya chitetezo ku malawi kuno! muwafufuze ndithu mupeza kuti kwawo ndi ku Thyolo. Dziwani kuti muzitukwanitsa a pulezident anuwa chifukwa ku kukhala ngati adakutumani kuti muziba mmaboma omwe sadamumvotere m’bale wanuyu.

  55. ujeni says:

    Cops and Malawi soldiers have together with the help of other civilian robbers, terrorised ordinary Malawians for so long. Enough of lip service. Enough is enough

  56. ntondo says:

    Ndiye pali was police uyu mumati ma bangwe.Mapwala ake ndithu anandiwpsyeza chifukwa choti ndimachinda chibwezi chake Esther.Munthu alive ndalama koma akufuna kumalimbana ndi ma merchant. Ntchito kupana mahule pa council basi .Chitipa ndiya I’ve ana akuchipatala,agriculture ndi MRA.Timadya money

  57. wanda says:

    Insecurity in Malawi is primarily as a result of thieving cops. The whole MPS is infected with thieves and it seems police is now busy teaching cops stealing tactics. Tiyambe wa polisi yense opezeka akuba. Mbala za apolisi

  58. Comment musawataye amenewo anandibela ndalamanso ine chaka chatha anandiumiliza kuti ndikaulula andipha.Koma oziwa malamulo.

  59. Gundumulani says:

    Okwe! !!, apolice mwachitaso uli? ????

  60. ichocho says:

    The bottom line of this crime is poor salaries given to these police officers.How can one survive on k45000 with the current cost of living?.APM increase their salaries.

    1. ujeni says:

      Stupid thinking, who forced them to be a Police, boma. Should all the unemployed start stealing because of lack of jobs. Be reasonable in thinking

    2. mbwiyache says:

      Apite kaye akapange sukulu. Salary sitimakwezelana chisoni

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