12 cops arrested over Buleya Lule murder

The Malawi Police Service has arrested its 12 officers are in custody in connection with the murder of Buleya Lule in 2019.

Lule was a key suspect in the abduction and murder of Goodson Fanizo Makanjira, a boy with albinism in Dedza, in February 2019.

National Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent James Kadadzera said the arrest follows a directive from the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions that all police officers implicated in the murder of Lule be prosecuted.

Kadadzera said the police officers will appear in court on Monday July 13.

Lule, 44, died in police custody in Lilongwe.

In May 2019, Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) report recommended that some police officers should be investigated in connection with the death of Lule.

Police officers named in the report include acting Commissioner for Central Region Police Headquarters Evalista Chisale, Superintendent Paul Chipole, Sub-Inspector Ikram Malata, Inspector Ronnex Kapesa and Station Criminal Investigations Officer for Dedza Police Station Inspector Mervin Gama.

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