MP in custody for hitting Traffic Officer with Motor Vehicle


United Transformation Movement Member of Parliament for Ntcheu North-East, Honourable Arthur Chipungu has been arrested for hitting the Traffic Officer with the Motor Vehicle.

The Malawi Police has been hunting for the Law-maker who has been on the run for six days and failed to render necessary assistance.

According to the statement by the Malawi Police Services, Chipungu handed himself over to the police at National Police Headquarters in Lilongwe in the afternoon of Monday, October 24, 2022 accompanied by his lawyer.

Part of the statement reads, “He has since been charged with three counts of reckless driving, failure to render assistance to a victim and acts intended to cause grievous harm.”

Chipungu hit the traffic police officer in the morning of Tuesday, October 18, 2022 along the Presidential Way between Bingu National Stadium and Area 18 interchange.

He is being kept at Lingadzi Police Station and will appear beforecourt on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 for plea taking.

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