Six Police Officers Netted for Murder
MZUZU: The police in Malawi on Wednesday arrested six fellow law enforcers suspected to have brutally killed Natural Resources College student Edson Msiska while in custody at Mzuzu Police station in January 2012.
However, the six police officers are yet to be officially charged.
Northern Region Police Publicist Sub Inspector Norah Chimwala refused to comment on the arrests but Zodiak Online investigations reveal that all the six are from the Criminal Investigations Department at Mzuzu Police Station.
Our findings show that the six law enforcers were duty the time the student, Edson was arrested and subsequently found dead while in custody.
Prior to the arrests, the six were questioned by the Malawi Human Rights Commission officers and Senior Police Investigators from Police headquarters in Lilongwe on what led to Edson’s death.
A renowned Pathologist Dr. Charles Dzamalala who conducted postmortem concluded that Edson was beaten as his body had multiple fractures.
Meanwhile, a commission of enquiry called by President Joyce Banda to probe the death of student activist Robert Chasowa is will soon get down to business in its quest to find the truth.
The Polytechnic student was found dead at the campus in suspicious circumstances.
The police moved in quickly to announce it was suicide but later it turned out that the student might have been killed. —Zodiak Online
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