Malawi Police report on Chasowa murder ‘full of lies, lacks substance’ – Ministry of Justice

Officials from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs  have denied reports that the Malawi Police Service have handed over the report on the murder of fourth year Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa to the ministry.

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Samuel Tembenu and Solicitor General Janet Banda: Scotland Yard will investigate

This follows comments by police spokesperson that the law enforcers have given the report to the Ministry of Justice who demanded it before hiring experts from the UK’s Scotland Yard to investigate the matter.

“The report which the police sent to the ministry some time back was sent back to the police because it lacked substance, it was half baked and full of lies. It had no evidence to be acted upon to prosecute anyone,” said one of the officials.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera asked for more time before commenting on the matter.

Chasowa was brutally murdered in 2011 in what the then police spokesperson Willie Mwaluka said was suicide but a hospital postmortem showed he was brutally killed.

A commission of inquiry set up by former president Joyce Banda says Chasowa was killed by police officers and some ruling Democratic Progressive Party for his criticism of the former president Bingu wa Mutharika and his administration.

Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu discredited the commission of inquiry report and said the government would hire Scotland Yard murder investigation experts to probe how Chasowa was killed, why he was killed and who killed him.

Human rights activists say the government is just buying time.

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tozer tsono
5 years ago

Well, so much for the so called ministry of justice – no justice, for the police – lacking policing principles, and for political leaders – leading through fear and death! How do you expect Scotland yard to figure out what happened after so many years? This is not to say they can’t, but can the government assure the public that all the principals in this case are within 30 minutes of reach? Otherwise, those involved could be on assignment at embassies or have retired and living in other countries? The other person Malawi ought to bring back, is Chanthunya, who… Read more »

5 years ago

Has Malawi reached this extent of failure to handle its matters with transparency and accountability. Hiring foreign experts means a lot on our part as a country. Those that are responsible will not die before telling Malawians the truth. God’s Army will kee guarding those responsible till they are caught by the law.

5 years ago

the murderers of Rob shall sleep no more. they have murdered sleep

5 years ago

Research in police, by police and for the police.

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