‘B13’ criminal gang members arrested for attacking Malawi schools

An eight member grouping of young men calling itself “B13” has been arrested in Lilongwe for allegedly attacking and vandalizing primary schools in Malawi’s capital city Area 25. The boys were found in possession of panga knives, screw drivers, and their uniforms.

Sgt Mkwanda -The gang members arrested - Pic. By Kondwani Magombo
 Mkwanda -The gang members arrested – Pic. By Kondwani Magombo

Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer Esther Mkwanda has confirmed that the police moved in swiftly after receiving complaints of intimidation and assaults from various schools in the area and arrested the grouping that consists of both school drop outs and learners.

The boys are answering charges of being found in possession of Offensive Weapons contrary to section 313(A) of the Penal Code and Conduct causing a bleach of peace contrary to 181 of the penal Code

Nyasa Times understands that the teenage boys have assembled the group this very year and that their parents have confided in the police that their children have been stealing from their homes but they had no idea that they were also doing it outside.

The police are anticipating of sending the boys to Chisomo Childrens Club, is a life changing place for young people, where they will be monitored with help of the Club for the betterment of their future.

The case has since been adjourned because they are following a procedure called diversion due to the ages of these boys.

In the context of criminal law, diversion refers to diverting a defendant out if the criminal justice system by having them complete a diversion program rather than be incarcerated or serve another alternative sentence. Criminal charges are typically dropped when a defendant successfully completes a diversion program. The defendant therefore avoids the stigma of a criminal conviction.

Nyasa Times understands that diversion programs are usually only available to defendants charged with misdemeanours and nonviolent felonies involving drugs or alcohol. In some jurisdictions, diversion may be available to defendants charged with domestic violence, child abuse or neglect, traffic-related offenses, or even writing.

The arrest comes barely months after Police also arrested members of another gang called ’11 bongos’ for terrorizing another part of the capital Malawi.

 

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nathan undulu
5 years ago

Amenewo siana ndimaelder ndiye akalowe ndende basi

Mpota wapatheba
Mpota wapatheba
5 years ago

Malawi is going to fucked up,kill them pliz

apundi
apundi
5 years ago

lilongwe ndi capital city wamva

mswati wallace chinyamula fc

they are not kids,arrest them,milandu akupangayo ndiyamibanga heavy.komano sôon we’ll see that ‘apeleka 5000 kwacha bail out,you said fine or find? i don’t knw.koma anthuwa ndiowopsa kwabas moti one day asayasa ma class..,ZIMATHA WAWA…..!!

wanguwaneychifu
5 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkkk mbuli. zopephela athu achinyengo mpakana mpikisano zomwezi zaambuyezi

Namisako.
Namisako.
5 years ago

Also A49 and Mvama school in particular.A group of unruly peop le come and disturb teachers during lessons by insulting them.They also steal teachers’s handbags as they attend morning assemblies.

George Mkandawire
5 years ago

Its the devil at his work

Analyst
Analyst
5 years ago

Lilongwe is a typical village. 90% are villagers

b
b
5 years ago

B13, B1, B52, B forward, B ingu, ………..

nkhedu
5 years ago
Reply to  b

kkkk ma B avuta pa nyasaland

mike
mike
5 years ago

Timagulu timenetitheletu kenako azayamba kufuna zotetha azapita kwama alubono so plese don’t let it happen

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