Police arrest passenger over traffic cop assault

Malawi Police in Blantyre have arrested one person in connection to the assault of police officers in Chilomoni on Saturday.

Traffic police officers attacked

A video clip of a minibus passenger grabbing a bruised traffic officer went viral over the weekend as another passenger and another traffic officer joined the fray amid shouts from other passengers.

Blantyre police spokesperson Augustus Nkhwazi said a Mazda bongo minibus registration number BU 4645 which was heading to Blantyre city from Chilomoni was stopped and booked for an offence of exceeding seating capacity.

“While the driver and conductor of the minibus were very cooperative with the law enforcers, passengers behaved differently.

“Two of the passengers pounced on our officers, manhandled them and confiscated key which the officers had collected from the driver as they ordered the passengers to board another bus,” Nkhwazi said.

He said after the scuffle, the two suspects escaped.

Nkhwazi said later on Sunday, one suspect, Trevor Mtepele, 38 of Siyasiya village, traditional authority Chigaru in Lirangwe, Blantyre was arrested.

“He is expected to appear in court soon to answer charges of assaulting police officers whilst on duty,” said Nkhwazi.

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Mwana wa Nabanda Ku Joni
Mwana wa Nabanda Ku Joni
2 years ago

If i were the head of Police i would be concerned by the comments of citizens under this article. Revisit how you go about doing your work. No one is impressed by thieving by your officers. Don’t hide under tree leaves, stir confidence into citizenry. it can be done. Some African countries have zero tolerance on corruption and it works and it is working, why not Malawi? Willingness of leadership makes the whole difference. Malawi is perhaps one country in Africa where you see more traffic cops in any given route than any other. Its a milking exercise in the… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

My observation was that the Policemen as usual were abusive and overzealous in manhandling the citizens who obviously felt they had a right to defend themselves. Police are not above the law.

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
2 years ago

A police khalidwe alibe, maka recent recruits zazikazi they are rude arrogant and confrontational even to a point of provocation

Kharupa
Kharupa
2 years ago

Wamangidwabetu!!!

Thats Me
Thats Me
2 years ago

Mbamva za anthu a polisi awa. They deserve every minute of this.

Rachel Banda
Rachel Banda
2 years ago

They deserve it, they are theives

Jemusi
Jemusi
2 years ago

These traffic cops are fools. They do not do their wok professionally

Lazarus Kappata Njikho
Lazarus Kappata Njikho
2 years ago

Angowagawirabe makofi chifukwa walowera kuba chimene akufuna ndi usosi basi asa azithibulidwa akawauze anzawo asiye khalidwe lopusa

Abiti
Abiti
2 years ago

The video showed that they were the ones anamukwenya passanger nde lero akuti manhandling police hahahahha chifukwa choti wakunthumula asaaaah komaso. A police awiri failing to manhandle a civilian. Iyi ndi ndeu yomwe a police akunthidwa so lets stop saying kuti wakuntha a police as if sanayambitse nda policewo. Apolice amati amutole amupange abuse momwe apangila anthu ena kungoti a police akunthidwa in the process nde kalililo kake ati amumange hehehehhe. Police inali ya ngwazi basi ndaonera awawa. Dziko ndi anthu ake. Ambuye kabwerani dziko lanu linalowa mbola ziphuphu ndi tipex.

Wotopa
Wotopa
2 years ago

Awawa atopesa ntchito ndi kubela anthu ndikugula galimoto zawo basi. azimenyedwa choncho basi

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