Man arrested for wearing Malawi Police camouflage top in Mulanje

Malawi Police in Mulanje have arrested a 25 year-old man after being found wearing a Police camouflage top in the wee hours of Friday.

The suspect has been identified as Jonathan Maseya from Kadewere village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Mabuka in the district.

Mulanje Police spokesperson Gresham Ngwira claimed that when law enforcers asked him where got the police material, Maseya did not give convincing answer and he was consequently arrested.

“Currently he is still in custody and when investigations are through he will answer a charge of unlawful possession of articles provided to police officers contravening section 151 of police act,” said Ngwira.

Ngwira then advised the general public against wearing of police uniform and unlawful use of its equipment.

He warned that anyone found wearing or possessing materials belonging to the country’s security agency will be arrested so that the law takes its course.

In another development, Mulanje First Grade Magistrate Court has slapped 35 year-old minibus driver Ellias James with a K180,000 fine or serve 9 months imprisonment with hard labour for endangering passengers’ lives and resisting arrest.

The minibus registration number CP 6591, which had exceeded the capacity by carrying 24 passengers instead of 16 from Limbe heading to Mulanje, was intercepted at Nkando Roadblock along the Robert Mugabe Highway in the district.

The Court heard that police officers, who manned the checkpoint on the materkal day, ordered James to take the minibus to nearby police station to document the his offence, but never complied.

When the officers attempted to arrest him, James, nicknameed Gaba, became violent such that the law enforcers lost their Malawi Police batches and one of them sustained a bruise on his left leg.

The law enforcers managed to arrest him and consequently dragged to police cell before being taken to court.

James hails from Makawa village, T/A Mponda in Mangochi district.

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