Nearly a month after some residents of Chilomoni Township torched the area’s police sub-station, there is growing insecurity in the township with robbers terrorising people.
In most of the robbery cases, according to The Nation findings, six residents reported having their motor vehicle batteries stolen.
On Saturday night, the robbers also broke in and swept clean a house of a woman near Michiru Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP).
Four of the residents hit by the robberies said police officers at Blantyre Police Station allegedly harass them when they say they are from Chilomoni Township, mocking them about when they realised the importance of having a police station.
Chilomoni Police Sub-station officer-in-charge Edwin Mnkhambo described the fresh wave of robberies as just incidents and not connected to insecurity.
On allegations of harassment at Blantyre Police, Mnkhambo said police officers are human beings and some are still emotional because they lost their property in the fire.
Blantyre Police Station officer-in-charge Ellobiam Banda confirmed that his office is helping people from Chilomoni.
“Security is still tight in Chilomoni and we are conducting patrols,” he said.
Chilomoni Police Sub-station was torched by some angry residents on June 21 2015 in protest against the death of 48-year-old Dyson Mjojo who was alleged to have been involved in a fracas with some newly recruited police officers at a drinking joint in the area.