Human trafficker implicates 11 Police officers in K3m bribe

Eleven Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Police Officers based at Mzuzu Police Station have been laid bare for coaxing and taking bribes cumulatively amounting to a whooping MK 3 million as inducements to let a known human trafficker with a horde of illegal Somalis have safe passage to Lilongwe, it is alleged.

File photo: Caught on camera: Cops receiving bribes

Several sources have anonymously corroborated the story saying that what irked the human trafficker is the incessant demands by the Cops for more cash hence he spilled the beans to the higher echelons of the Malawi Police establishment.

But other sources claim that the Cops might have implicated each after being disappointed with how the allotment of the bounty was handled with some getting small amounts while others got hefty amounts.

According to Nyasa Times sources, the money hungry cops allegedly implicated in this scam are headed by a Mr. Divala and a Mr. Moyo and nine other junior ranked cops.

It is also alleged that each cop, carted home an amount in tandem with his or her ranks.

It is also not known what action the Malawi Police Service has taken or will take on the Cops but unconfirmed report indicate that the Malawi Police Service has sent a six-man investigative team from its Area 30 headquarters to investigate the matter and come up with a full report.

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Est
Est
9 months ago

It’s Interpol guys at the same station demand mk2000 bribe for each IT vehicle to be cleared. How I hate it.

Malitoni
Malitoni
9 months ago

I’m happy that someone has mentioned the two rotten fiscal policemen at Lilongwe Fiscal. Please chonde, Tonse govt, remove Nayeja and Mgawi from Fiscal department. They are too corrupt and are abusing suspects and their relatives by demanding bribes. IG Kainja, please act on these DPP era officers without delay.

Chautaamalanga
9 months ago
Reply to  Malitoni

Wina uyu Mafumu-ku Area 30

Mad Maxx
Mad Maxx
9 months ago

Area 30 should also investigate Fiscal police officers based at Area 6. Officers Mgawi and Nayeja are running a corrupt syndicate here in Lilongwe where suspects are openly told to part with as much as K2m if they want their cases to be dropped.

Visitor
Visitor
9 months ago

The spirit of corruption in Malawi is an inheritance from the inferior office. These are curses that is dragging Malawi down and this will affect next generations if not carefully handled. It’s not poverty that Malawi suffers but we participate in the creation of problems that affect our own nation. If we can’t change our mindset to start doing what is right as an individual, we should never expect Malawi to be transformed. My Malawi, My people, what benefit will we all get to accumulate self wealth on earth but can’t take a single coin when we die while others… Read more »

Chautaamalanga
9 months ago
Reply to  Visitor

Last time I went to Tanzania to collect my Suzuki,I was shocked at the extent of corruption that takes place at Songwe border.Immigration officers and police allow Somalis, Ethiopians, Pakistanis and Indians without papers to come to the country without proper papers.They get bribes from these Pakistanis,Ethiopians, Somalis, Burundians to come to Malawi-some for even MK2,500.Malawi has become a gate way for all manner of shady drug traffickers, human traffickers and people who come into the country without any proper papers. If I was the Minister of Homeland Security, I would dismantle the whole gang from Songwe to Mzuzu and… Read more »

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago

Draining the swamp

KotiMan
KotiMan
9 months ago

This is not their first time doing this, for so long they have been receiving bribes from Somalis, etc

Mbava
Mbava
9 months ago

Get rid of corrupt police officers, this is a new day! We are clearing the rubble in every department!

jade
jade
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbava

but how she soe of this group are being promoted

Biggie Smalls
Biggie Smalls
9 months ago

mzuzu police CID is a trash. what they know best is seizing chamba after a tip. without tips they cant do anything. what a shame? what is the purpose of intelligence collection? I thought they were taught the tecnical know how of criminal investigation? wake up police chief, overhaul the branch. useless detectives. RIP Bob Mtekama.

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

Rivals is a known corrupt officer. He rose to high ranks because of his connections with Muluzi.

Sena Original
Sena Original
9 months ago

Area 30 investigator will be bribed too. This is a virtuous cycle

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