Nine police officers from Limbe Police Station’s criminal investigations department (CID) have been interdicted for allegedly compromising investigations into the murder of a 21-year-old person with albinism, Ian Muhama.
In a telephone interview yesterday, National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the nine CID officers attempted to conceal the matter when it was reported to Limbe Police Station after the incident occured.
He said: “ They have been interdicted pending investigations into the matter to find out they conducted themselves.”
Kadadzera said the pol ice ser v ice will wa i t for the outcome of their investigations to determine the way forward.
The late Muhama was found dead on August 13 at Kachere Township with his body mutilated and his limbs were found near Mudi River in the same location the same day.
The nine officers are inspectors Patrick Mwale and Hastings Phiri, sub-inspectors Noel Njolomole, Ezra Robert, Maggie Mbandambanda and sergeants Justin Lambiki, Lawrence Chibwana, George Fazili and Patrick Kasanga.
In an interview yesterday, Minister of Homeland Security Richard Chimwendo Banda said his ministry will continue to provide oversight to security departments to ensure professional service delivery.
Over 170 people with albinism have been killed or abducted in the country over the past seven years, according to Apam.