Police in Lilongwe have asked traditional leaders to discourage their subordinates and subjects from carrying out mob justice in the district.
Speaking on Wednesday at Senior Chief Kalolo, Lilongwe Police Station investigation officer Superintendent Bettie Sambakusi said they were worried about the rising cases of mob justice in traditional authorities Kalolo, Kabudula and Khongoni.
“Mob justice affects investigations as it destroys evidence,” she said.
Sambakusi also asked the traditional leaders to be alert, saying attacks on people with albinism have resurfaced in some parts of the country.
On his part, Lilongwe Police Station community policing coordinator assistant Superintendent Malango Mwasinga asked the chiefs to encourage their people to report perpetrators of mob justice.
Namitete Police Post criminal investigation officer Charles Mwandira said his area has since March this year recorded six cases of mob justice.
Senior Chief Kalolo pledged to engage his subordinates and subjects on mob justice.