Police officer pleads not guilty to rape, gets bail

Malawi police officer in Phalombe has pleaded not guilty to rape charges he is answering following his arrest on suspicion that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in police custody.

After pleading not guilty, the police officer Charles Mabuwa was given bail after paying K45 000 bail bond.

He was also told not to interfere with prosecution witnesses and he reports to Phalombe police every Wednesday.

Mabuwa was arrested on October 25 after a victim who had been locked up overnight after picking up a fight with her school mate, complained that she was raped by the police suspect.

Meanwhile, the police prosecutor Philmon Banda has recused himself from the case, saying the suspect was his colleague at work.

Magistrate Damson Banda has since adjourned the case to November 5 to allow the state identify a new prosecutor.

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CRIMINAL MINDED
CRIMINAL MINDED
2 years ago

We need independent institutional body to be investigating those blood sucker’s vapours , the Murders , they can’t be investigating them selves that’s why all the time they twisting the evidence to mutch there environment

Chingaipe
Chingaipe
2 years ago

Ku Mponelaso there is one Police officer who raped and was put in custody some months ago… Imaneija ili pati ?

Thats Me
Thats Me
2 years ago

Zitsiru zakuba za anthu izi. Boma likudziwa kuti dzianthu zimenezi ndi mbamva komaso rapists koma is doing nothing to preserve the status quo of this illegitimate government.

Iantana
Iantana
2 years ago

Zofunika Police Inspectorate zija izi, olo ndili ine can not prosecute a brother in arms!

FRED LOCKS
2 years ago

kumeneko ndiye kupusako bwanji inu apolice mukuyikirana kumbuyu nkhani imeneyi makolo ake amwanayu nkhani mupite nayo patali Police headed by tipex acting IG MWAPASA

Kharupa
Kharupa
2 years ago
Reply to  FRED LOCKS

Nkhani ili m’manja mwa court patali pake ukufuna iwe ndiye pati? Tamamvetsetsani zinthu anganya.

Nyapapi
Nyapapi
2 years ago
Reply to  Kharupa

Chimene akutanthauza sukuchiziwa iwe !! Olo ili ku court nkhani imakasintha kumeneko unvaaa report yakuchipatala yalembedwa negative basi mlandu wathela pompo

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