Mponela Police Warns Public Against Sending Money for False Bail
Mponela Police's proactive approach aims to protect the public from scams and ensure community safety.
Mponela, Malawi- Inspector Christopher Daluni of Mponela Police Station issued a stern warning today to the public, urging them to avoid sending money to unknown individuals promising police bail favours, writes Mphatso M'bang'ombe.
Daluni conveyed this message during a meeting held at the Mponela Police Visitors Shelter.
Daluni expressed the police's concern, stating, "As Mponela Police, we are not happy with what some clients are doing."
He highlighted the alarming frequency with which the police receive reports of individuals deceiving clients into sending money for bail purposes.
He further cautioned against using mobile money services for such transactions, revealing that many of these fraudulent individuals were convicted criminals from prisons such as Maula or Zomba maximum security prisons.
This revelation emphasized the risks involved in engaging with these deceitful actors.
In addition to discouraging vigilante justice, Daluni encouraged community members to follow the proper legal channels when dealing with suspected criminals.
He emphasized, "If you have caught anyone committing any offence, the better way is to take him/her to the police for further proper investigations."
Detective Sergeant Mirriam Nkhata provided further insight during the meeting, addressing concerns related to suicide and defilement cases.
She urged the public to refrain from engaging in such criminal activities.
One of the attendees, Grace Lebiyamu, expressed her agreement with the advice given by the police officers.
She welcomed the timely message and pledged to share this vital information with others in the community, reinforcing the importance of vigilance and awareness regarding fraudulent activities.
The Mponela Police's proactive approach to addressing these issues aims to protect the public from falling victim to scams and deceptive practices, ultimately ensuring the safety and security of the community.