Nsundwe suspects walk to freedom as court give them bail

Nsundwe suspects walk to freedom as court give them bail

Nsundwe suspects walk to freedom as court give them bail

By Malawi Exclusive

The court in Lilongwe has granted bail to 12 people that were charged with an offence of endangering the safety of the people on the road at Nsundwe recently.

The 12 were arrested following a fracas that took place in the area and resulted into the death of a police officer.

Senior Resident Magistrate Frolence Msekandiana has said among others, considering the twelve are not among the people that are suspected to have killed the officer, there is no reason to deny them bail.

One of the bail conditions was a cash bond of K20,000.

There was dubilation at the Magistrate Court when the court released Nsundwe residents

Malawi Police arrested 40 suspects during a night of commotion in Nsundwe trading centre in Lilongwe as women and children fled their homes.

Journalists who returned to the area after the Tuesday violence which led to the killing of a police officer say the situation was calm but remained tense.

Police officers stormed houses at night, arresting suspects, including those suspected to have stoned to death the police officer Usumani Imedi, a team leader from C company who was deployed to clear roads after the so called Nsundwe forces blocked the roads and demanded money from motorists.

Imedi was laid to rest on in his home, Mangochi.

The violence also saw Chief Kalolo from Nsundwe being attacked as he was driving back from the political rally held in the capital city by president Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

The Nsundwe forces smashed his vehicle for allegedly attending the DPP political rally, a rally which the forces were against and stopped people from going to attend.

Kalolo said he was consulting with other leaders in the area; both traditional, civic and religious to see how best to contain the situation which he said had now gone out of hand.

He sustained minor injuries and was treated as an outpatient at St. Gabriel Mission Hospital.

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