Ten arrested for Nthalire police damage

Police in Chitipa have arrested ten people on suspicion that they had a hand on the damaging of Nthalire Police Unit infrastructure in the district.

According to Gladwell Simwaka, Public Relations Officer, Chitipa Police Station the arrests were made during a joint operation between Northern Region Criminal Investigation officers and Chitipa Police Station officers.

Simwaka said on the night of May 4, 2022, angry people from Nthalire went on rampage damaging Nthalire Police Unit office and staff houses.

“This follows an incident where motorcyclist was stabbed before being robbed off his motorcycle by a suspect who hired him. The suspect was arrested by Nthalire Police but irate villagers went to the said police and overpowered them before they killed the suspects and later burned him, ” Simwaka said.

He added that the angry mob continued smashing 66 staff houses window glasses, two office window glasses, Solar panel, brick fence and kitchen utensils worthy thousands of kwacha.

The ten suspects will be taken to court soon to answerย the charge of malicious damage.

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