Mzuzu-based former Police Constable Lloyd Msiska handed himself over to Police after being at large for close to 24 months following allegations that he was involved in the alleged bludgeoning to death of a suspect at the Station in January 2012.
Sergeant Maurice Chapola who is Mzuzu Police Station Publicist confirmed the development saying Msiska, who apparently fled to South Africa, was immediately arrested and charged with “Desertion from Armed Forces”.
However, a Magistrate Court in Mzuzu slapped Constable Msiska with 24 months suspended sentence but committed him to the High Court for mention on the other case.
The Magistrate Court then ordered his remand at Mzuzu Prison until the High Court hears his case.
The High Court in Mzuzu is yet to set new a date for the ongoing trial of three Mzuzu based Cops accused of having a hand in the death of Edison Msiska.
Renowned Malawi Pathologist Doctor Charles Dzamalala, who was hired to do an autopsy, described Msiska’s death as the worst case of assault he had ever seen in his 14-year-old career.
Msiska, a former Natural Resources College student, died on January 29 following his arrest after he was found with property suspected to have been stolen.
Police arrested six officers on April 18th 2012 namely, Inspector Gertrude Munkhondia, Constable George Kamphe, Constable Victor Msoloma, , Constable Lucius Mpakeni, Constable Bertha Chavula and , Constable Joel Kapunda, and charged them with murder following police investigations into Msiska’s death.
However, at the close of the Prosecution case in 2012, the Court found the trio Constable George Kamphe, Constable Victor Msoloma and Constable Lucius Mpakeni with a case to answer on a charge of manslaughter and not murder as earlier charged.
The Court amended the charge from murder contrary to section 209 of the Penal Code to manslaughter contrary to section 208 of the Penal Code because it found no evidence that that there was malice afore thought which is the main reason for murder.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :