Malawi Police warns against mob justice

Police have warned people who take the law into their own hands saying the law shall take its course to anyone found doing do.

This comes barely a day after people at Gaisi area in Mbayani Township assaulted to death unknown male criminal who’s body is lying in mortuary at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.

Blantyre Police Assistant Publist, Lameck Thembachako said the chairman of the area, Blester Mukwetu told the police that unknown victim was attacked by four unknown criminals in the area and soon after he shouted for help members of the public came out from their houses in large numbers to rescue him.

Thembachako said this is when the criminals started running away but one was caught and was beaten by the members of the public up until the suspected criminal died before the arrival of police at the scene of incident.

“We just want to take this opportunity to warn people against mob justice. People should not take the law into their hands by executing mob justice on suspects.

“If suspects are captured, they should always be handled over to police for proper course of action rather than killing them on the spot.

“Mob Justice is not the best solution to address crime issues in the country. This is against the law and everybody should adhere to this by reporting to police,” said Thembachako.

Meanwhile, the body of the suspected criminal lies in QECH mortuary waiting for identification and post-mortem.

Victims of mob justice

Victims of mob justice

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