3 fake Malawi Police officers arrested

Malawi Police have arrested three men  believed to have been impersonating police officers, attacking and stealing valuables from people at Sunnyside Park in the business central district, Blantyre.

Flashback, Kachepa: He impersonated a police officer
Flashback, Kachepa: He impersonated a police officer

The suspects, identified as Charles Labana, Gerald James and Moses Kachingwe, were also found in possession of a Malawi Police camouflage uniform, two handcuffs, panga knives and a bunch of keys they were allegedly using to break into targeted houses.

“They were terrorizing and targeting unsuspecting people at the Park. With the Malawi Police camouflage uniform and handcuffs, the suspects were impersonating police officers until some victims came to report to us about these people whose criminal acts reflected badly on us,” said Andrew Mayawo, Assistant Publicist for Blantyre Police.

He further said apart from cash, the suspects were also targeting items like cell phones and laptops.

Mayawo said they will answer two charges of impersonating police officers contrary to Section 389; and robbery and violence contrary to Section 301 of the Penal Code.

He said they also recovered some items, mainly cell phones and hoped the owners will identify them.

So far, two people, 44 year-old Howard Phaiya and Robson Chinyama have identified their items. Phaiya, who was attacked on August 10 this year, was snatched Nokia XL valued at K95,000 while Chinyama was snatched a Blackberry and Nokia C3.

“We will ask the court if they could be remanded at Chichiri Prison. We need to gather more evidence and figure out other proper charges for them,” said Mayawo.

Twenty-seven year Labana hails from Nyaulombo village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Makhuwira in Chikwawa district; James, aged 29, comes from Khatata village, T/A Kuntaja in Blantyre district while Kachingwe, 27, comes from Nkusa village, T/A Changata in Thyolo district.

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Hope c chitekesa
Hope c chitekesa
5 years ago

Kodi zovalazi mbandazo adazipedza kut?ndi a police omwewo amene amalumikizana ndi zigawengazo

Stanley Kayange
Stanley Kayange
5 years ago

Wa Police mpaka Zikwaje…..??Obviously those are thugs & they deserve to face law

Malepa manda
5 years ago

Ahh,ku Machinjiri Zovala Za Police Ndi Army Anyamata Amangobaya A Police Amangowaona,mwawalakwiratu anthuwo bwanji ena akuloledwa?

Wakwandewo waku mlowe
Wakwandewo waku mlowe
5 years ago

Zonsezi kamba ka umphawi…koma tingotsutsa kubako..

Rasta wa dazi
Rasta wa dazi
5 years ago

Musalimbane ndi APM,phunzirani sukulu kaye mbuli inu mwina akusankheni unyakwawa muzidya nkhuku mmidzimu!

Atate Rashid
Atate Rashid
5 years ago

Nyasatimes, the topic for this article would have sounded better if you had said ”Three Police officers impersonators other than fake officers arrested. In Malawi there is no genuine police officers. Onse anyapapi okhaokha.

Lovemaniac 91
Lovemaniac 91
5 years ago

Palibe mulandu apa! Nchito ikusowa ndiye azitani?

Chimani. Game
Chimani. Game
5 years ago

A lomwe kuthawira pawindow sukulu,use do kukalima,today,UK rump hi,pano fodyawasilathen umbavabasi.mavoti mubere,chili house,pilizi

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
5 years ago

Iwe Denguzman ziri zonse APM, bvuto lanu ndi chiani? Uonanso 201c APM bomaaaa! Kakolope nyanja iwe dyabu wapezi

Prodigalson
5 years ago

Wakundende

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