Rights defenders, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has saluted the police for what they said detailed screening of all the suspects in the murder of a police officer before they are charged.
HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said this after the police refused the rights activists permission to see the suspects at Lilongwe police station.
They were told to visit them today, Friday.
But Mtambo said HRDC has been told that the police are doing the detailed screening of the suspects so that only those found with evidence on the murder could be prosecuted.
“After the incident, the police went to Nsundwe, literally picking almost everyone they found. Now, they are doing the screening before before the suspects are charged,” he said.
The police arrested 41 suspects in the Nsundwe police officer murder saga which has infuriated the nation.
The suspects were taken to appear before the magistrates’ court in Lilongwe today, Friday for arraignment.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :