Police inquiry recommends DNA test on sex assualt in custody girl

Malawi  police inquiry set up by Inspector General of Police Rodney Jose to determine who sexually assualted a 14-year-old girl in police custody in Dowa has strongly recommended DNA test to determine who the real suspect is in the case that has puzzled the country.

Malawi police IG Jose: DNA test needed

The girl says she was raped by a police officer whilst in police custody at night after she was picked for a fight with her friend at school but the police insist a male suspect raped her.

James Kadadzera, the police spokesperson says the report recommends the DNA test to be carried out on girl for authentic results on who really raped the girl.

He also said currently, the inquiry has also recommended that the police officer suspect in the case be charged and prosecuted for the offence.

“The inquiry has strongly advised health personnel dealing with rape cases to start keeping tissues for DNA tests as this is the only way to determine the real suspect,” he said.

Kadadzera also said the police officers who arrested her and put her in custody should face disciplinary action, saying the law has put guidelines on how minors can be handled in such circumstances.

They are not to be put in police custody unless in special circumstances.

“As police, we are obliging to this,” he said.

The inquiry involved senior police officers, officials from the Malawi Human Rights Commission and the Malawi Law Society.

Women activist Sally Mtambo has since welcomed the inquiry report and called for the speedy prosecution of the police officer suspect.

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polic
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A police inu taliwuzani ziko zina la wamu police amene anagwilila musikana ku Dowa. Anthu amaponda ndala posupa munwamanga ndiku lengeza mayina awo

william
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william

That is what Malawi police does always shielding their collegues when ever a scandal happens akapha munthu mu cell kubakirana basi time wil tel

Chuma Chiyenda
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Chuma Chiyenda

What kind of DNA? What and how if any specimens were collected? The police are trying g to be clever here..shielding their own. What’s wrong with her testimony? I feel for the sexual assaulted when their evidence is not taken seriously to convict these morons!!!!!!!

mtete
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mtete

Mark my word DNA will prove wachikulile wa police raped the girl.

Moya
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Moya

How do you do DNA test weeks way after the crime? What DNA samples are you going to use? What samples do u have that was collected on the crime scene and on actual day? How did u store the evidence to make sure its not contaminated? How are we sure u haven’t swapped what ever evidence u have? Why are u even trying to protect this bad guy? Who is going to pay for this DNA? Our tax money again? If he had the keys he most likely did it or the person who did it got keys from… Read more »

Shack
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Shack

You must be really dumb. Don’t you know that DNA testing can be done even after decades of the crime? This is how cold cases are solved as long as there’s is enough specimen. This is a rape case and I am sure there’s some evidence kept including the underwear the girl was wearing that night. I would rather have my taxes pay for the DNA test than be looted by a Pumbwa.

Moya
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Moya

Do u think our police are that professional? They are simply trying to find ways to shield this culprit. They will send a different sample and results will come out negative. Their motive is all wrong and simply wasting our Tax payers money. They can’t investigate themselves. Open your eyes “shack”

Kondwa
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Kondwa

I wonder too…That’s the problem in Malawi of Police & Army, security agencies that doesn’t have expert scientists to make right recommendations

CIVIL SERVANT
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CIVIL SERVANT

The enquiry recommends DNA test and prosecution of the suspected police officer? Doesn’t make sense now does it?

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
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SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES

THE POLICE OFFICER WHO WAS
KEEPING KEYS FOR THE CELL
IS THE ONE WHO RAPED THE
MINOR — FULL STOP –DON’T CONFUSE PEOPLE -PLEASE !!

Malema
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Malema

This is an insult.Who keeps the keys to the custody?Why trying to complicate the matter?MPS are you trying to shield your coalligue?

Bystander
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Bystander

Akanakhala wa UTM ndiye kalakale mulandu utatha

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