17 August 2016 Last updated at: 6:06 AM
Malawi security gone to the dogs: Seven suspects escape from Police cell
Seven suspects including a rapist have escaped from a police cell at Embangweni Police unit in Mzimba district.
The suspects forced open their cells’ door before escaping the police unit.
Among the escapees was Andrew Lusale who was arrested for raping a nine year-old girl.
It is said Lusale who is from Chiwondwe school Traditional Authority Mzikubola raped the 9 year-old girl earlier this year but was only arrested last week and locked up at Embangweni police unit waiting for further investigations.
However, two days later he connived with six other suspects to force open the door of the cell and run away.
The incident has since shocked residents around Embangweni and surrounding areas.
A community member who spoke on condition of anonymity said Lusale also raped a five year-old girl in the area last year but villagers never took him to police because he paid a cattle to the victim’s parents.
Meanwhile, police are searching for the suspects in order to re-arrest them.