Police net 11 over chieftaincy wrangles

Police in Karonga have arrested 11 people for allegedly damaging houses over chieftaincy wrangles at Kalongolera village in the district.

It is reported that, the eleven have been on the run after maliciously damaging the houses of Godfrey  Kalongolera on July 27, 2020.

The Police have identified the eleven as Wakisa Mwaseba, 54, Joja Mwaungulu, 40, Rebson Mwaseba, 53, Sailesi Mwaseba, 25, Baleke Mwafongo, 52, Justice Mwambyaye, 19, Ambwene Kitembiole, 43, Lughano Mwakalinga, 47, Ambakishe Mwandundu, 41, Miba Mwaipopo, 51 and Ngabine Mwaipaya, 39. They all hail from Kalongolera village, Traditional Authority Kilupula in Karonga District.

“The eleven have been charged with the offence of malicious damage. They will appear before the court of law soon.” Enock Livasoni, Karonga Public Relations Officer said.

Meanwhile, the Police in the district are appealing to members of the general public to refrain from taking the law into their own hands, once found, they will be arrested and prosecuted.

Emmanuel Moyo

Emmanuel Moyo is ​a reporter based in karonga. He did his journalism studies at Malawi institute of journalism where he obtained a certificate in journalism in 2019 and he has just completed a diploma in journalism pending graduation now at the same institution

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