The Malawi Police Service (MPS) says there was no corruption in the recruitment of police cadets.
The development comes as some individuals are pointing fingers at the MPS for chasing away over 200 police students who were supposed to go for police training at Kanjedza Police Training School (Kanjedza-PTS).
A student at Kanjedza PTS, who asked for anonymity, said there is corruption taking place at the Malawi Police Service.
He said more people are going into the department without proper qualifications.
The source said it is not a secret anymore that top officials at the police headquarters in Lilongwe are corrupt. He said he has some friends who found themselves a place for the training by buying invitation letters at the police headquarters.
“What is happening is that they are surprisingly chasing students away from the training school for no proper reasons. This is giving an image that they are doing this with a special reason because no person can be chased because of sneezing and coughing, that’s not a disease.
“You can imagine that last Friday after chasing over 180 students we were 771 students and in the next morning surprisingly the number increased and we were 863 students. I have some friends who bought invitation forms at K150,000 from the headquarters,” said the source.
He added that the police officials are chasing some cadets saying they do not have proper qualifications, to give room for people who have given the officers money.
However, deputy national police publicist Tomeck Nyaude, said there is no corruption happening and those being chased away are not qualified to be trained as police officers.
He said it is their duty to end corruption and added that no officials at the headquarters can be doing that.
Nyaude added that they advertised for the post and interviews were done and these people know that they did not qualify.