5 August 2015

Malawi: 'We Beat Chilomoni Woman for Resisting Arrest,' Police

Malawi Police has confirmed beating up a Chilomoni woman and dragging her through rocky streets arguing they used all that extreme force because she had been obstructing police officers who were on duty.

According to Police Spokesperson for the South Rhoda Manjolo, Police officers went to the house of the woman identified as Rose Malunga where they wanted to have one of her sons arrested. The woman however started shouting that thieves were attacking her so that neighbours could come and rescue her.

Manjolo says that when the people arrived they saw that it was Police and they went back. It was after the people left that the Malawi police which has come to be known for the shooting to death of suspects decided to teach her a lesson by beating her up heavily.

To cover up their incivility act of terror, the police has also said that some people had beaten up one of their officers owing to the shout that was made by the woman who is currently battling for her life at QECH in Blantyre.

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