Driver fined K180,000

30

The Mulanje First Grade Magistrate Court has fined a 35-year-old driver K180, 000 for endangering lives of people and resisting arrest.

According to police files, the convict has been identified as Ellias James.

Information from the police indicates that on Wednesday Sergeant Golden Maulana and Sergeant Kingstone Mnelemba were on duty at Nkando roadblock.

Whilst there, they stopped James’ Toyota Hiace registration number CP6591 which was carrying 24 passengers and was coming from Limbe heading to Mulanje along Robert Mugabe Highway.

Later, Sergeant Maulana ordered the driver to take the vehicle to a police station as the driver was deemed to have endangered lives of the passengers.

However, the driver refused to comply.

“This forced the officers to effect an arrest on him. In course of the arrest, the driver became so violent such that the officers lost their Malawi police batches on their caps, a uniform of Sergeant Mnelemba got torn and the officer sustained a bruise on his left leg,” police said.

The officers later managed to arrest the driver. He was charged with resisting arrest and endangering lives of road users and after a trial, he was convicted.

First Grade Magistrate Tsoka Banda ordered him to pay K180,000 fine or in default 9 months imprisonment with hard labour for the two charges.

Magistrate Banda said K150,000 is for endangering lives of other road users and K30, 000 for resisting to arrest.
James hails from Makawa village in the area of Traditional Authority Mponda in Mangochi district.

Share.

30 Comments

  1. Malamulo a pamseu aja ayamba kuluma: wa minibus amulipilitsa K180,000 chifukwa chonyamula ma 4 – 4

    Ukali wa malamulo a pamseu amene aopseza oyendetsa minibus wayamba kuoneka.

    Bwalo la Milandu mu boma la Mulanje lalamula dalayiva wina wa minibus kuti alipile chindapusa cha K180,000 kapena akagwile ukaidi wa kalavula gaga kwa miyezi isanu ndi inayi.

    Welengani nkhaniyi apa: https://malawi24.com/2017/07/10/malamulo-pamseu-aja-ayamba-kuluma-wa-minibus-amulipilitsa-k180000-chifukwa-chonyamula-ma-4-4/

  2. A ma minibus akutionjeza….this route….how the f***k shld some1 board a bus 4-4 pa seat and pay dollar as if mwakwera 3-3 #Asafuna_Asiye they say

    • zambikazo chani kutetezako Anthu unatendako mayiko akunja ndikuona mene Anthu amakwerela minbus pita pa Zambia apa or Tanzania ukaone ngati umve ngati umenewo uliko. munthu uzichita kulephera kupuma bwino kaamba konunkizana mkamwa chifukwa chothinana mu tex chokwera chakenso ndukukhala hyice bola itakhala quantum kuti unve bwino ndine kuti high roof bola itha kukwera 4-4