Malawi Police Service (MPS) has denied reports that police officers are the reason behind the rise of acts mob justice in the country.
Speaking after the arrest of 30 people in Dedza in connection to the death of a murder suspect, deputy national police spokesperson, Tomeck Nyaude, said police are not aiding mob justice.
A few weeks ago, former Member of Parliament for Thyolo Thava, Lifred Nawena accused MPS of being corrupt, a conduct which he said has led to the rise of cases of mob justice since Malawians have lost trust in the country’s police officers.
However, Nyaude said they do not defend criminals as other people think and added that people should not have a bad picture of MPS since they are always committed to follow the laws of the country.
“More people are having a bad picture upon us and they think when a suspect is caught we have powers of setting him free, no its no like that, we just receive complaints.
“We have our own limitations, we only arrest suspect and send them to the court that’s all,” said Nyaude
Nyaude has since reminded the general public not to take the laws of the country into their hands and has called on Malawians to desist from killing suspects.