HRDC calls for arrest of Chisale and other cops for Lule murder in custody

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has demanded the immediate arrest of police officers implicated in the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) report in connection in the  killing of Buleya Lule, a suspect who died in police custody.

HRDC officials: Arrest the nine cops and we want to know the other names

Lule was suspect in abduction of 14-year-old person with albinism.

MHRC investigative report has confirmed the autopsy findings by Pathologist Dr. Charles Dzamalala that Lule was tortured before his death which  was due to electrocution and blunt force trauma to the head.

The report also named police officers  involved in the torture of Lule who include Supritendant Paul Chipole, Sub-inspector Ikram Maleta,  Acting commissioner for Central Region Police Headquarters Evalista Chisale (wife to presidential security aide Norman Chisale), Inspector Ronnex Kapesa, Station Criminal Investigations Officer for Dedza Police Station Inspector Marvin Gama, and four mobile police officers from the C Division whose names  do not appear in the report.

In a statement signed by HRDC chairperson Timothy Ntambo and his vice Gift Trapence, the activists  noted that it  is clear from the MHRC findings that a gross injustice  was committed against Lule and  “it is a fact that the Police have  only acted negligently and violently, but have also not been forthcoming  information regarding what actually transpired.”

HRDC calls for the  nine cops to be pressed with criminal charges and identify the four names officers.

“It remains unclear as to why  police officers tortured the victim to death. is sad that even Buleya’s relations too, were assaulted by the police. The report confirms our original suspicions that the Police were aiming to protect one another and shield themselves  backlash. The report is clear that a number of police officers and supervisors were involved,” reads the statement.

The report also states that police violated Lule’s right to life when they tortured him to death from the time left the court on 20 February.

Among other things, the rights defenders are demanding the police to quickly arrest James Green (alleged to be the masterminder of the abduction plot) and other suspects in the of the abduction of Goodson Fanizo who are currently at large.

The activists said failure to do so, the leadership  of Police Inspector General Rodney Jose  shall be deemed accomplice to the malpractice.

“The police should immediately identify by name the four mobile police officers with known involvement whose names have not been released.  named, criminal charges should be brought against these officers. Failure to do so, the leadership (Inspector General) shall be deemed accomplice to the malpractice.

“Further, diligent investigation must be carried out to determine any and all officers involved in any part of the transportation, supervision, torture, and death of Buleya. Once determined, c riminal charges should also be brought against these people. It should be investigated thoroughly as to whether the Police were under any kind of duress or coercion—political or otherwise—to carry out these heinous acts and/or to shield suspects and responsible officers from investigation,” reads part of the statement.

HRDC has also demanded that given that Lule Buleya was the breadwinner of his family, and given the distress brought upon his relations by this incident and their own assault by the police, his relations be immediately compensated, as the report recommends, even without the matter being dragged into court.

National police spokesman James Kadadzera said the police are loking into the MHRC report and “will respond accordingly.”

He could not respond to HRDC demands.

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Alomwe
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Alomwe

Lets vote the DPP out Malawians before all of us are wiped out. The party of murderers and fornicators!!

Let’s opt for the Young Atupele Muluzi a clean guy and not crooked and from the South the populous region!!!

ATUPELE bomaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! UDF………., Woyeeeeee!

DPP…….outtttttttttttttttttttt!

APM……. lock him upppppppppppp!

Duncan
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Which Police do you expect can make arrests of the mentioned killers? The same Police is behind this killing and we expect to arrest themselves? No ways.
Arrests will be accomplished when we have new government and not the current one.

BigMan
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BigMan

Please ask APM to resign now, we dont want to wait for 21st May.

Wina Mpoto
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DPP Never again

chimanga
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Can Jose, the IG, who killed the Polytechnic student do anything on this? Killing is part of him. Secondly, after seeing that Jose who killed Chasowa is now IG as a reward, why do you think juniors wont kill with the hope of being promoted?

mulumuzana
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mulumuzana

ngakhale zitabisidwa bwanji koma pompano tiwagenda iwowo plus their political masters ngati muja zidalili ku sudan ndi omar bashir….akupita ku ndende makamaka uyu mukumuti CHISALEYU….. uyu wamanga zinthu ku nyanjayu mmhuuu ….UTM ilanda zonsezo kaya nyumba iyo akumanga pafupi ndi police mess ku area 3 tilanda zonsezo….its 11 days to go. nanga akubawa awachita bwanji ingoti pheee tione.

Huja
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Huja

Now the name Timothy Mtambo is similar to lucifer in Malawi. What a label? JKoma ubwino wake satana sanawinepo ndipo sadzawina nkhondo.

Aalex
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Aalex

Ufiti eti? You realy think what these guys are saying is not right? And you cant see the connection? Lets wait and see.

Lulu
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Lulu

foolish you

Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

Huja you are very stupid

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

u mean kuti awa akupha anzawo awa asiyidwe choncho ???? next tiauza aphe iweeyoo ndi makolo ako tione if abale ako atadzanene manyaka akowa

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Jose nde odya ndalama za magaziwotu. Amuna ogona pa ice osava kanthu

Thyolo Thava boy
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DPPPPPPPP mmmmmm I regret voting for this party in 2014. NEVER AGAIN.