Two civil society organisations (CSOs) have asked government to quickly bring to book culprits in the murder of former Anti-Corruption Bureau employee Issa Njauju and Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa.
The CSOs are Youth and Society (YAS) and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR).
In a statement, YAS and CHRR leaders Charles Kajoloweka and Michael Kaiyatsa, respectively, welcomed the arrest of 13 police officers in connection with the killing of Buleya Lule while in police custody.
It reads: “YAS and CHRR call on the government to swiftly arrest and prosecute all suspects accused of similar charges, including the murders of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) official Issa Njauju on July 2 2015, university student Robert Chasowa on September 24 2011 and Superintendent Usuman Imedi on October 8 2019.
The two further called for swift action against all police officers implicated in mass rape, defilement and abuse of girls and women at Msundwe, M’bwatalika and Mpingu in Lilongwe.
Speaking in an interview on Zodiak Broadcasting Station’s Tiuzeni Zoona programme on Sunday, ACB director general Reyneck Matemba also asked police to expeditiously investigate and bring to book Njauju murders.
Njauju’s body was found half-buried behind Presidential Villas in Lilongwe while his official vehicle was burnt to ashes two kilometres away, at Mtsiriza township in Lilongwe.