Malawi Police officer abandons gun, live ammunition at Mzuzu Pub

A drunk Police Mobile Service for Delta division in Mzuzu has been suspended from work and is facing criminal charges at the Mzuzu Magistrate Court after he abandoned a government issued gun loaded with 20 live of ammunition at a party at Wade.

Sergent of Delta Division in Mzuzu

Sergent of Delta Division in Mzuzu

Police sources told Nyasa Times that Sergeant Vincent Kachikunda  had a K2C, one of the latest fire arms Malawi government has issued to the cops.

Court records show that Kachikunda, who spent three days in the cooler before Senior Resident Magistrate Kondwani Banda gave him bail, was on sentry duty at Lusangazi roadblock on the M1 road to Lilongwe from Mzuzu.

In caution statement during his initial Court appearance, Kachikunda pleaded guilty.

The Court is expected to pass its sentence on March 17 basing on the suspect’s own plea.

“When he knocked off he just went straight to some pubs at Wade and got stoned and left the gun there. Fellow customers later brought the gun to Police,” the source said.

Paradoxically, Prosecutors charged Kachikunda with the offence of ‘neglect of official duty’ which according to the section 121 Penal code is a misdemeanour deliberately avoiding section 183 which takes excessive beer drinking as an offence.

Mzuzu Police Station Publicist Sergeant Maurice Chapola said binge drinking by Cops on duty is denting the Service’s image.

“The public cannot trust us if we are irresponsible. We need to behave and act professionally if we are to rebuild our dented image,” Chapola said.

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Tasaukanalo
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Those of you, you are commenting on this story you nothing. Let me tell you, the journalist who wrote this story is also facing guilty of impersonating another police officer’s name and he had no full information to come up with the story. Mind you, the people who stole the the gun from this police officer did not surrender it to the station but they were selling it to the shop owners that’s why they had also been arrested. I rest my case because God is protecting the offender.

galu
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Bambo a Maggie ndi connis is a criminal. He just has to find his true calling. His comments clearly give away his personality.

Nyapapi
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Khanundu………

thomas
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Kafufuzeninso nkhaniyi why editing now and the ndekuti muli zovuta munkhaniyi eti

Abiti Sipoko
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Koma kwinaku nkulodzedwa ndithu kupita kumowa ndi mfuti komanso utabvala uniform. Apolisi ena mitu sikoka ndithu. Watopa ndintchito ameneyo mmangeni basi!

Opale
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Amangidwee

aabwino
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Congratulations to the fella who took the gun to the police. I am impressed!!!

midrand 2
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Mbava imeneyi ngati chimphango ndi mzake ku pmf

RAPHAEL
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This is not a surprise Malawi police.Police officers are not receiving adequate training .vetting is also history when it comes to recruiting .I urge the government to ask for the kayombes {MYP} to intervine ask baba to provide the security inquestion.

Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis
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Bambo a Maggie ndi Connis

Ulemu ndi khalidwe limene malemu Kamuzu anatilera nazo, mpaka kupereka Gun ku Polisi? Mmaiko ena a polisi amalandidwa mi gun dzuwa likuswa mtengo.

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