Court convicts 45 people for loitering at night in Lilongwe

The Nkukula Magistrate Court in Lilongwe on Wednesday convicted 45 people after they all pleaded guilty to the offense of Idle and
Disorder under Section 180 of the Penal Code.

Makalani: Warns against loitering  at night

Out of the total figure, 33 were men while 12 were women.

State witness Sergeant Vasco Magwaya told the court on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested during the night of 4th and 5th September 2017 when Police conducted a sweep in exercise aimed at reducing crimes.

They were found loitering around different locations surrounding Area 25 during odd hours and failed to give proper accounts of themselves.

In her rulling, First Grade Magistrate Cecilia Onsewa said most of the crimes are perpetrated by people who have nothing to do and that it is therefore the duty of the courts to protect members of the general public.

She therefore slapped each of them with a K3,000.00 fine or in default serve a Prison Sentence of One month.

Nyasa Times understands that 40 people managed to pay  as of Wednesday afternoon while the five including one female were yet to pay the fine.

Meanwhile, Kanengo Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Laban Makalani has warned residents of Area 25 and surrounding areas to
avoid walking around during odd hours.

He has also however advised them to take with them personal identification cards that can bail them out when they meet police
during night based on tangible reasons of their movements.

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5 years ago

If you are not conversant ndi za malamulo ndibwino osanenapo kanthu olo kufunsa. Apa palibe za rogue and vagabond, ndi idle and disorderly ndiye mukawerenge kuti ikuti chani. Inu mumangidziwako vakabu basi kkkkkkkkkkk

General Momoh
General Momoh
5 years ago

Mbuzi inu tawerengani section yo,make mmafika kukhala president kumanenabe ,section mwakuti blacker,muzikhala ko ndi chidwi chowerenga malamulo,that’s mmaganiza mopusa ngati malamulo amakonza ndi a police a phopholi achabechabe agulukunkunyinda.eamangayutu ndi magistrate, mumva kutukwana police ngati amapititsa anthu Ku prison ndiwa police,agologolo ,read afisi inu,mumandinyasa bwanji.shupiti.

mxolisi ngalo
5 years ago

rogue and vagabond??? koma nyasalande sadzathekanso!!!!!!!

5 years ago
Reply to  mxolisi ngalo

Rogue and vagabond mayesa inatha

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