The law-maker of the Ntcheu North East Arthur Chipungu is being hunted by the Police for allegedly hitting a traffic Police Officer with a car on Tuesday.
National Police Spokesperson, Peter Kalaya has confirmed the development saying Chipungu has failed to report to Lingadzi Police Station after committing the criminal offence.
“He was summoned to report to [Lingadzi] Police Station but he did not. So wherever we find him, we will arrest him for a criminal offence which he has committed. We believe that he committed the offence intentionally,” said Kalaya.
He added that the incident happened on the road between Bingu National Stadium and the Interchange in Lilongwe.
“When the officer stopped the driver, he showed a sign that he was in a rush but still stopped. For whatever reason, as the officer was getting closer, he decided to drive the car and ended up hitting the officer. This to us was quite intentional.
“After the incident the MP stopped and picked up the injured officer but instead of taking him to the hospital, he left him in the car at Parliament for some time before our car went to pick him up for treatment” further explained Kalaya.
The officer, identified as inspector Mataka from Lingadzi Police, was treated as an outpatient but is still nursing some injuries according to the police.
Our efforts to talk to Chipungu has proved futile as he did not pick up our calls and has not responded to our message.