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34 Arrested in Chipata over Riotous Behaviour

Thirty-four people have been arrested in Chipata following a riot, sparked by a suspected murder case in Mchini Compound.

Eastern Province Police Commissioner Luckson Sakala says out of the 34 suspects, 30 are yet to be charged with riotous behaviour and will appear in court soon.

Sakala said that the other four suspects who were found with dangerous weapons such as machetes, knives and iron bars are allegedly involved in the murder case of a Magazine resident.

He said the four suspects have serious injuries and that medical report forms have been issued for them to be attended to, at the hospital.

Sakala said investigations are currently progressing well.

Meanwhile, the Police Commissioner said one person of Mgubudu area of Chipangali district is battling for his life at Chipata Central Hospital after being beaten by suspected robbers.

Sakala said alert members of the public quickly mobilized themselves and gave chase to the robbers who were using a Toyota Corolla which they abandoned in the process.

He said one suspect was arrested by members of the public.

 

(Credit: Breeze FM)

 

14 Comments

  1. Joseph Zulu

    Sad stituetion

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  2. mr i~100%

    Too bad

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  3. Chibundukulya

    Bad news

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  4. Truvious

    Too bad for a Christian nation

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  5. Prince major

    Too bad

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  6. MAFO

    TOO BAD EEYI

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  7. Jomwa

    Mr president people have been asking for police posts allover the nation but you are giving them a deaf ear not until you experience such a move,we can’t live like that ,people are killing each other everyday and and the monies which are used to accompany you wherever you go can build one or two hands things to save peoples lives

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    • Hangwende

      Not every issue is Mr President, President, President !!! Learn to speak to your local leaders. The president has so much to do .In a home when you tune a father to think about relish always he will not do projects .

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  8. Kicks

    Chipata is too dirty, the police should start sweeping the shant compounds to remove criminals who don’t sleep at night until they do something evil. Why mention the president in this matter? is there no civic leaders there?

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  9. Jonas

    The same people who are sometimes used as party cadres are so used to vigilance now and they are causing this avoke in the country every where and they think its normal,let’s keep waiting we shall see and harvest what we have been plantung

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  10. Jonas

    The same people who are sometimes used as party cadres are so used to vigilance now and they are causing this avoke in the country every where and they think its normal,let’s keep waiting we shall see and harvest what we have been planting

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  11. Fyototo

    To bad
    But why this people are like this

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  12. Augustine Moloko

    I didn’t like the way the police handled the situation, they were just arresting everyone even innocent people.

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  13. Nathan

    they failed to control but busy arrest innocent people and beating the elders people who can not put into riot please commissioner do something about this the way people doing and then police start killing what is your plan

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