Two Chanco students given court bail over assault charges

The Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Zomba has granted bail to two students from Chancellor College (Chanco), a constituent college of the University of Malawi (UNIMA) for alleged charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Eastern Region Police spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude said on Wednesday the court heard that the two students, Ackim Kamtambe and Charles Nkhalamba  on May 6th 2013 allegedly assaulted fellow students and injured them in the process due to a misunderstanding that arose on whether to conduct a vigil at the UNIMA offices in Zomba or not.

The students had earlier on that day presented a petition to the District Commissioner’s (DC) offices asking government to consider reducing their tuition fees and an increase to their living allowances.

Some concerned students were emphasizing on not to go ahead with the vigil plan but the suspects insisted.

Student arrested from campus being dragged by to station by Cops during the demo which were held recently

Student arrested from campus being dragged by to station by Cops during the demo which were held recently

“The two victims, namely Blessings Msowoya and Paul Mvula were assaulted by the two suspects at their campus and were arrested before being granted bail by the court.

“One of the students is visually impaired and in the process of the assault he failed to run for his life since he had nobody to assist him in locating the direction,” said Nyaude.

Chief Resident Magistrate Ingolo Jeremiah granted bail to the two accused students and are expected to appear again in court on Monday, 2nd July 2013 for commencement of the proceedings.

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