With this revelation Malawian Police Services remind the general public that giving false information is an offence.
The Member of Parliament for Rumphi-East, Kamlepo Kalua, risks arrest for faking his own abduction, police authorities have confirmed. In a media statement released on Monday, May 08, 2017, Malawi Police’s public relations officer, James Kadadzera said that the current investigations indicate that Kalua was never abducted, and in fact, faked it himself.
“Firstly, someone abducted would not have time to spit and polish – by among other things – shaving their beard, cleaning their clothes and looking as smart as the Honourable member was found at Kwacha,” Kadadzera said.
He continued, “Secondly, someone who claims torture would have marks to prove that they were indeed subjected to torture but Honourable Kalua was found with no single mark that would have other substantiated his claim.”
Kadadzera said the Honourable member claims that he was picked up from Chileka on the alleged abduction day at a site where he is constructing a house. However, police interviewed the workers at the site and these workers revealed that three months have lapsed without the Honourable member showing up to the site.
Kadadzera said with Kalua’s case in mind, the Malawi Police Service wishes to remind the general public that giving the police false information is an offence.
“If the Honourable member has some issues, he better come out in the open and say it other than implicating and tarnishing the reputation and image of others through false claims. As police, we will investigate the Honourable member with regards to this matter until we find out the reasons behind this faked activity as well as those who aided him to accomplish this fake abduction,” Kadadzera concluded