7 charged for presidential convoy attack on remand waiting bail ruling

Seven people charged over their alleged role in the stoning of President Peter Mutharika’s convoy with stones in Ndirande last Thursday have been formally charged in Magistrate Court.

Kaole: One of the suspects charged with four counts

The suspects, who include renowned Ndirande career criminal  Dan Kaole, have been slapped with four counts, three charges of malicious damage to three vehicles contrary t Section 344 (1) of the Penal Code.

They also answer one charge of unlawful wounding contrary to Section 241 (1) A of the Penal Code.

The suspects – being represented by lawyer Wester Kossam – have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

There was no mention of stoning official presidential motorcade but governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vehicles in the Presidential Convoy.

Lawyer Kossam asked the court to release the suspect on bail, saying they are not a flight risk and that their families depend on them for a living.

He also told the court that two if the suspects sustained injuries during their arrests but have not had access to medical treatment,

Police officer Senior Superintendent Bright Sanudi, prosecuting, objected to the bail application, saying the suspects could interfere with witnesses the State intends to parade.

Blantyre Senior Resident Magistrate Ackia Mwanyongo reserved the ruling for bail application to Wednesday.

However, the magistrate ordered police to take the two injured suspect to the hospital to get medical attention.

The suspects were taken to Chichiri Prison on remand.

President Mutharika’s motorcade was pelted Friday evening after presenting his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for the July 2 fresh presidential election.

Mutharika, presidential candidate for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and his running mate Atupele Muluzi of United Democratic Front (UDF), were on a joint parade in the township.

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With court bail or without
With court bail or without
9 months ago

If you add chakwera/chilima votes in 2019, it’s almost 2.8 million, Peter / atupele adds up to 2.2 million votes that’s minus tippex ones, I can’t see all thiz pipo changing and voting for dpp/UDF alliance..copied

Forgive them
Forgive them
9 months ago

Awa nde mwawapeza kale within a day,koma owotcha utm office ndi Nsundwe rapists still pending,Chasowa murders,Njaunju mpaka panopa,pangatalike maka zidzadziwika

charles
charles
9 months ago
Reply to  Forgive them

kodi why Linda Gasa Case and Maize Gate lawyer

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
9 months ago

So when are those who torched area 36 office being arrested? This was fast

Yoyopi
9 months ago

Put them in jail forever including those who sent them from MCP, UTM and HRDC

nompumelelo khuzwayo
9 months ago

kkkkkkkkkk magogo mwanyanya kuyendayenda ku ma no go zone. ndix aka zembo sisunga kapena kusekelela kape. mukapele!!!!!!!!!!

Bauleni
9 months ago

Despite who is President, the OFFICE has to be respected whether its you, me ,Chakwera, Chilima or APM. Lock these fools up.This nonsense cant be torrelated.

Nicholas
Nicholas
9 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Why accusing people for the crime they did not commit Ganja eti? Pachigulu ndipovuta to identify the suspect. Ndiye mumange onse adalimumusewutu. There is no case right there wagwanayo Cadet

Galu #1
Galu #1
9 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Ndiwe galu

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