HRDC quashes IG decision on Buleya Luke inquiry: ‘Malawi Police is compromised’

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has quashed a decision by Inspector General of police, Rodney Jose, to institute a commission of inquiry that would find out circumstances that led to the mysterious death of Buleya Lule–a suspect in the missing of a boy with albinism–arguing the Malawi Police Service (MPS) has no moral ground.

HRDC members during the news conference
CSO leaders after the news conference
Buleya died in February at a police cell in the capital Lilongwe a day before he could be paraded in court to give his account as fellow suspects accused him of being the mastermind of the abduction, and that he knew where the market was.
The nation hoped Buleya would be the answer to the jigsaw puzzle that would help in bringing to light those who were involved in the diabolic acts.
But Buleya suddenly died in police custody.
A report released by pathologist Dr. Charles Dzamalala last week has revelealed that Buleya died of unnatural circumstances including electrution, a development that attracted public out cry.
Pressure from the donor community and the general public prompted MPS to announce that it would form a commission of inquiry aimed at investigating the matter.
Commissioner of Police responsible for planning, reforms and research,George Kainja, had told the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) organized meeting in Blantyre weeks ago.
But HRDC members told a news conference in Mponela that “the Malawi Police is compromised” on the matter.
“The Malawi Police is an interested party in the whole saga. There is no way the same Police can investigate this. We need Scotland Yard or Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) to do this job,” said Timothy Mtambo, HRDC chairperson.
Mtambo said if the police fails  to bring a reputable organisation to investigate the matter then they will push that all the police officers on duty on the day of the occurrence be arrested.

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Fredrick Sakala
Fredrick Sakala
3 years ago

Number one

concerned citizen
concerned citizen
3 years ago

Oyenera kufinyidwa ndi apolice onse amene anali panchito tsiku limene Buleya anapangidwa torture and died. Simple and straight foreward

Uriali
Uriali
3 years ago

No need to set aside resources and have a commission of inquiry!

All govt needs to do is instruct Jose that round up and lock up them the cops that were on duty on Buleya’s fateful date!

Whilst they are in the cooler, an independent entity should conduct a thorough investigation!

Achiswe.
3 years ago

This case should not be investigated by the police. It would be like ‘setting a thief to catch a thief. No way should the police investigate themselves. They are implicated in the crime and thus have a vested interest in the outcome of any investigation. They cannot be independent.

Yaphama
Yaphama
3 years ago

Sometimes I don’t I understand why IG needs inquiry for wat yet the O C
got the names of officers on duty on that day? To be honest Jose, Mutharika, Dausi n Ntaba knws well the main reason why the officers till now not arrested, Jose knws well if these officers locked up they’ll name the mastermind for the team.

Innoxy
Innoxy
3 years ago

HRD must persist till we know the truth.

Ida
Ida
3 years ago

Why wasting the taxpayers money Mr IG? Tangotiuzani anthu omwe anapha Buleya. Mukuwadziwa ndithu.

ndele
ndele
3 years ago

we dint need dzamalala toconfirm much as of what happened as much as the looks of the wounds appeared, olokutinamizako. inkwire inkwire inkwire. for wat just pull out ma police on duty on the days , and who gave orders basi

Moya
Moya
3 years ago

Let anyone but Scotland yard investigate, let’s not pay these colonialist more money. Let’s get them out of our head, they stole enough from malawians. First of all if buleya is really connected to the albino abductions then let’s not waste money at all, let’s focus on finding the missing boy and stopping future abductions.

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
3 years ago

Just arrest all the officers on duty for negligence,. Murder, conspiracy to commit murder, interfering in an investigation and as many charges as possible. Akafotokoze ku court what happened under oath. Wina awulula zoona.

Dziyendayekha
Dziyendayekha
3 years ago
Reply to  Sikusinja

Inu a HRDC timakudalilani yesetsani kuti chilungamo chidziwike pa imfa ya Buleya Lule pasanafike pa 21 May amalawi ndife okwiya kwambiri ndi imfa za azathu achi albino

Chindere chakufikapo
Chindere chakufikapo
3 years ago
Reply to  Dziyendayekha

Mumawadalila a jose? Siomwewanso ankapanga cover up death ya chasowa? Ndikukhala kwake ameneyu covering up crime and not fit to be IG

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