Suspect on remand in Malawi police cell commits suicide

A suspect who was answering charges of trafficking 89 bags of indian hemp was on Thursday found dead in a police cell in Salima after he allegedly committed suicide by stabbing himself with an object in the stomach and chest.

Salima police spokesman Gift Chitowe identified the deceased suspect as Alex Juma.

Chitowe said the 27 year suspect was transferred from Nkhotakota Police Station after he constantly harassed and caused havoc among other suspects, saying he beat some of the suspects remanded with him at Nkhotakota Police station.

“We suspected he had a mental illness probably due to depression so we decided to transfer him to Salima Police Station where he was put in isolation cell,” said Chitowe.

Juma, who hailed from Mataka Village in Chief Likoswe village in Chiradzulu was arrested on December 7, 2015. Chitowe said a postmortem showed Juma died of severe bleeding.

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wakulu
wakulu
5 years ago

aaaaaaaaaaaa basi ndaganiza bwino ambuye andikhululukire, kma apolisi machende azibambo anu nonse mwanva, anyani inu ntchito kupha anthu? munthu sanaziphe ekha uyu panyapanu nonse, bullshit munthu wazipha ndekuti chani ? za ziiii fooolish! people!!!!!!, if you say he stabbed himself twice on the chest and abdomen explain the swollen head then,he banged himself against the wall????????? nyelo zanu, afiti inu… ndichi mp chakutumanicho

wakulu
wakulu
5 years ago

i also don`t believe the guy stubbed himself to death…..ilili ndi boza a MP ndani kaya uko mukuziwapo kanthu apa. Mulungu azakugwilani ntchito ndinu opusa kwambili together ndiapolisi anuwo,who are you to order the killing of your fellow being. akuona zonse jahjah siku lachilungamo lizafika

John
John
5 years ago

Kodi anthu inu mukulimbana ndi apolisi chifukwa chani? Munthu wadzipha yekha.Amene akuona kuti alakwitsa apite akawamange osamangotokota.

My Nephew
My Nephew
5 years ago

Boniface Alexander Juma was my nephew. It saddens me that reporters are posting stories in the different media houses without first getting any information from the suspect’s/victim’s family first. This young man was my family and here is the order of events leading to his death. You make your own conclusions: About three weeks ago suspect was working as a minibus conductor for MP Solomon from Thyolo Suspect came home to his wife on or about the 17th of November and told his wife he had stopped work. He said he would rather die a poor man than conduct himself… Read more »

Moses Makoko
Moses Makoko
5 years ago

ingonenani kuti mwamupanga tintin chifukwa amakuvutitsani, simple!

Fraction
Fraction
5 years ago

Can someone really have the strength to stab oneself twice in these two very sensitive and painful areas CHEST AND ABDOMEN?

Boyi
Boyi
5 years ago

Man Dema: A Polisi ndi aFalisi. Mutu ngati Fisi. Ganja yomweyi mpaka kuphera munthu. Ine ndinangowafunsa, ngati juli madolo, bwanji osamumanga Namalenga, yemwe wagwetsa mvula kuti chamba chimele. A Polisi ndi Afalisi

Kumamvetsa
Kumamvetsa
5 years ago

Ours is the most reformed police force. It’s not police service as they claim. It’s a terrible organization lacking basic skills in investigation& interrogation.

They are paid to intimidate people. Zigawenga zili kuno ku Mangochi zanyanya abale.

SOOTHSAYER!
5 years ago

STABBING AT HIS CHEST DEN ABDOMEN???? SOMETHING FISHY HAPPENED! PAKANAKHALA PA MODZI BOLA!

Hansou
Hansou
5 years ago

I smell murder! Probably deceased threatened to become a snitch because those he does business with abandoned him

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