Acting Police Commissioner demands efficiency among prosecutors in MPS


Acting Police Commissioner for Northern Region Mabvuto M’bobo has demanded Police Prosecutors in the region to maintain efficiency when discharging prosecutorial functions.

M’bobo made the call on May 21, 2022 at the Northern Region Police Headquarters Officers’ Mess during an interface with the prosecutors. He said the role they play in the criminal justice system is very pivotal and has capacity to impress on public trust.

“When you discharge duties fairly, with integrity and impartiality, you build confidence and trust in the public,” he stressed.

He further said proper and fair handling of cases presented for prosecution in the courts and sustaining convictions sends a warning signal to other people with a motive to commit similar cases.

He added that the branch is very important in the Malawi Police Service when it comes to criminal justice. “You must be aware that the public gets discontented with unlawful disposal of cases before delivery of justice so I urge you to desist from this conduct,” he said.

In addition, he asked the officers to be accountable for their actions and ensure they do not engage in corrupt practices.

M’bobo challenged the gathering to work in harmony with other branches at station level saying they all have one mandate which is to serve the public.

In his remarks, head of prosecutions at Northern Region Police Headquarters Senior Superintendent Moja Phiri applauded the commissioner for the interface which he said will go a long way in uplifting the face of the Prosecutions branch in the region. He said prosecutors are like strikers in a game of football responsible for scoring goals.

Moja Phiri added that after arrests and investigations, the other crucial part is prosecution which he said is not a simple task especially when it comes to sustaining convictions after full trial.

He said it is therefore commendable that the commissioner invited the prosecutors to encourage and empower them in their endeavors.

Phiri outlined numerous challenges impacting on the operations of prosecutors which included transportation, inadequate human resource, inadequate reference materials (books), shortage of magistrates and promotion of officers among others.

Participants to the interface with the Acting Commissioner were drawn across police stations in the north.

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