Police in Ntchisi have arrested 21 people for being suspected of torching Malomo Police Unit over blood-sucking rumours.
The suspects, who include 5 women and 16 men, were arrested over the weekend after police received a tip off from well wishes in areas where the suspects were hiding.
Ntchisi police station public relations officer Richard Mwakayoka Kaponda said the suspects allegedly set ablaze the police unit on March 28 , 2020 while baying for blood of a suspected blood sucker held in police custody.
“All the suspects have been remanded to Ntchisi Prison pending investigations, and they will be taken to court soon to answer the charge of arson contrary to Section 337 of the Penal code,” he said.
The value of the properties damaged is not yet established.