Malawi Police has arrested Arthur Chipungu who has been in hiding.
Below is Police Statement
POLICE ARREST HON. ARTHUR CHIPUNGU, MP, FOR HITTING TRAFFIC OFFICER WITH MOTOR VEHICLE.
The Malawi Police Service (MPS) wishes to inform the public that it has
arrested Hon. Arthur Chipungu, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ntcheu NorthEast, who has been on the run for six days after he hit a traffic police officer with a vehicle and failed to render necessary assistance.
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. 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.
The MP 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 before court on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 for plea taking.
S/Supt. Peter Kalaya
Service Public Relations Officer