Malawi Police burst on M1 road thugs: Officer seriously injured 

Malawi Police in Ntcheu district have managed to arrest six thugs who have been attacking vehicles along the M1 road, particularly around Kachipeya area which is between Lizulu and Njolomole, and on Tuesday night had severely injured an officer.

The thugs arrested

The thugs arrested

Ntcheu Police deputy Public Relations Officer, Hastings Chigalu told Nyasa Times that the six have been attacking vehicles along the Lilongwe-Blantyre M1 road, stealing various items.

The suspects have been identified as 42-year-old (ex-convict and ring-leader) Willy John, Tiyago Yohane 35 years old, Petulo Sakondwera, 21, 21-year-old Tchethani Francis, Allan Fumbutsani, 26, and 22-year-old Chipiliro Clement.

“On the night of Tuesday (11th October, 2016), we mounted an adhoc roadblock at Kachipeya along Lilongwe -Blantyre M1 road. While at that place we received a complaint from a truck driver that he has been robbed of bags of cement by unknown criminals,” explained Chigalu.

He added: “Our officers decided to make a follow-up using a civilian vehicle going to Lizulu; upon arrival at the said place, the suspect’s started throwing objects and one of our officers was heavily wounded on his left eye and nose, and has been admitted at Ntcheu District Hospital.”

The law-enforcers managed to arrest the six on Wednesday (12th October) at the same place, Kachipeya after they attacked and robbed a truck that was carrying maize bags.

“We managed to recover some of the items from them including three (50kgs) bags of maize and a vehicle tyre. There is a possibility of continued recoveries. We want to assure motorists using the Lilongwe- Blantyre M1 road that we will keep on working hard until we see to it that the Kachipeya area is crime free.”

The suspects have confessed during interrogations to have been committing the offences around the said area.

They are expected to appear in court soon to answer several charges including unlawful wounding and theft.

The ring-leader, Willy John is an ex-convict and was serving a 14 years imprisonment with hard labour (IHL) and was released last August.

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Charlie Hebdo

Bust: is slang for the occasion when Police break up a racket or organised theft or crime…and not BURST. because burst is exploding

Charlie Hebdo

Cut their balls


I HOPE SOME OF US SHOULD KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PHILLIPINES. ‘SUSPECTED DRUG USERS AND DEALERS” are just being shot at without any court processing. these thugs have caused havoc to innocent citizens of Malawi (be it in opposition or in ruling party thus absolutely out of question -this is for the “Villager”). once in a while it pays to treat such mobs in barbaric way to deter would be offenders. Tisamasowe mtendere poyenda ife. we were forced to drive in a convoy of 5 vehicles yesterday for fear of being attacked. FOTSEKI!!!

Nzika Yeniyeni

Well done police officers. Appreciation for the good work done.


I once met them at 11 pm in November 2015. One wonders why the police had to wait until now. Chances are this is not the only group. Wish I had a gun as I could have been passing through the area everynight and stop when contronted then shoot them all. But our police had to wait for complaints for something that has been obvious all this time


Which judge will handle this case? Here is the verdict: Behind bars FOR LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE!!!!!!!!!!


The Villager, your comment is very unfortunate! Are you justifying assaults on innocent people? This is sad! I guess you are one of these thugs. You will be next to be cuffed.


kill such unfruitful ppo


Signs of tough times. The struggle is real. With a government which does care about the plight of its citizens, what do you expect. I bet we shall have more of such unfortunate incidences ahead.

triple C

Please do not waste time kill them!! We have more problems than this shit!!


Inunso ndiye ndi achitsiru. Ngati mulibe zolemba khalani chete!

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