Reports reaching Malawi24 indicate that irate community members in Mulanje district have beaten up Nkando Police Unit Officer-In-Charge (OC) for being suspected of lending a hand in a robbery.
According to people surrounding Thuchila Farm Institute in the district where the incident took place, the OC is suspected to have given thugs a gun which they used to attack the institute on Sunday night.
Mulanje police publicist, Greciam Ngwira, told the media that they arrested two people who were part of a ten member gang that attacked the farm institute but he did not confirm or deny the allegations leveled against the OC saying investigations were still underway.
He explained that the people were caught after guards alerted members of community policing who helped them to apprehend the two suspects while eight others managed to escape and are still at large.
“It is true we have arrested two suspects who were part of a ten member gang that attacked Thuchila Farm Sunday night but more details to the case will be known after investigations are through”, Ngwira told the media.
It has been established that the said OC has currently been transferred by Southern Region Police to an unknown duty station.