20 cases ready for prosecution – Malawi Police

The Malawi Police Service says it is ready to prosecute 20 high profile cases involving people arrested over the past three months.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said in a statement on Wednesday that the cases include those of arson, murder, abuse of office, money laundering, theft by public servants and assault.

“As of October 12, 2020, two of the files were sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” he said.

He added that first case to be taken to court is that of impersonating a person named in a certificate whose suspect is former presidential bodyguard Norman Chisale. The case will go to court on October 16, 2020.

According to Kadadzera, investigations on other cases falling in the same category are still underway and Malawians will be updated on the cases that are ready for court.

The police spokesperson then applauded Malawians for the relentless support they are rendering to the investigators and assured Malawians that all investigated cases will be properly prosecuted for justice to take triumph.

Since President Lazarus Chakwera took over power in June, several officials from the previous administration have been arrested. Most of those arrested were later granted bail. These include former presidential bodyguard Chisale, former minister Henry Mussa and Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority boss Collins Magalasi.

Recently, there have been concerns over the delay to prosecute the suspects with some social media activists claiming that some suspects have bribed authorities.

 

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