18 months in jail for ‘pretending’ to be a Malawi Police officer

Peter Mutharika

The Ntchisi First Grade Magistrate’s Court has sentenced a 31-year-old man to 18 months imprisonment with hard labour for impersonating a police officer.

The court heard that the convict Ian Kachama on July 23 2016 at Khuwi Trading Centre in Ntchisi impersonated a police officer to rescue his friends who were caught by community policing members for burglary charges.

The convict pleaded guilty to the charge of impersonating a police officer.

In his ruling, First Grade Magistrate Yohane Nkhata said the offender deserves a custodial sentence to deter other would-be offenders.

PoliceKachama comes from Kalolo Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kalolo in Lilongwe.

In a related development, the court has sentenced Samuel Chikula, 30, to 60 months IHL for unlawful wounding.

The court heard that the accussed on August 13 2016 at Amoni Village assaulted and injured his biological mother on the forehead.

This happened because the mother suspected the son to have stolen two bags of maize and 34 kilograms of soya beans.

*Gladson Mbumpha is Ntchisi Police Publicist 



  1. Alembeni Ntchito Anyamatawo 10 Yrs Ya Chani Anyamata Athu Ali Ndi Makalata Abwino Koma Akusowa Kolowa Usilikali Mulembana Pa Chibale .Musamumamge Mulembeni Ntchito.Iye Amkafunitsitsa Atakhala Wa Police Koma Upolisi Udamusempha Chifukwa Cha Katangale Chonde Mulembeni Ntchito Mnyamatayo

  2. Khan yavuta pa flames ndi kukhomelerana.munthu akati apange develop chinthu china chake amam’manga.sizija wina anapanga ndikumumanga

  3. Kası mukulembananga mwekha ntchıto paubalı wınu munthu ntchıto wakuıkhumba ıyo mulembenı waka vakumumangıra palıje apa.

  4. ये सांस भी मेरी, मेरी ना रही,
    ऐ इश्क जबसे तू है हमारी…
    दोनों हम है तलाश मे चैन के,
    खो गया हैं जो साथ मेरे यार के These are my breath, I’m not,
    AI love you, since our …
    We are both in search of peace,
    Who lost my love

  5. Uuuuum ajaji zomwezi mpaka kummanga 18 months for just pretending, but thieves, madders are walking free its not fare ,just release him

  6. He need to be a police man ,problem mkulembana mwekha wamaudindo pakumanyana so give a chance he like the job ,arresting him is not solution but to train him

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