Officer Peter Juma stabbing: Who is Andrew Sawabu? Suspect arrested

Andrew Sawabu, 34, who was wanted for stabbing a police officer Peter Juma, 30, on July 26, 2022 at Mogas Lodge, has been detained by police in Mangochi District. Let’s see Who Andrew Sawabu is and why did police arrest the suspect Andrew Sawabu in detail.

Who is Andrew Sawabu?

Andrew Sawabu is a native of Mangochi’s Saiti Kadzuwa Village Traditional Authority Mponda.

As per the record, Andrew Sawabu is a fugitive and he was driving an unregistered 7-ton lorry from Mangochi Boma toward Maldeco. There is no information available about the suspect Andrew Sawabu at the moment.

Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information about the suspect Andrew Sawabu will be added soon.

What happened at the scene?

Sub Inspector Amina Tepani Daudi, the spokesperson for the Mangochi Police, stated that on this fateful day, Andrew Sawabu was operating an unregistered 7-ton lorry out of Mangochi Boma and headed for Maldeco.

He overshot the mark and lost control of the car when he got to Mogas Lodge. He drifted to the wrong side of the road and ran into Police officer Juma, who was walking in the same direction.

Officer Dead

Juma died while receiving care at Mangochi District Hospital after the driver abandoned him there after he suffered severe brain injuries as a result of the collision.

The next day, the suspect Andrew Sawabu sold the car and left the area.

Sawabu got arrested

On the evening of November 6, 2022, the night patrol team detained Andrew Sawabu at Soko Trading Centre as a result of a tip from locals who saw him enjoying himself.

Sawabu stabs a Police Officer

By pulling out a knife in an attempt to avoid being taken into custody, Andrew Sawabu stabbed one of the officers in the upper left eye, causing a cut wound. The officer was taken in need of immediate medical attention to Mangochi District Hospital.

Charges against Andrew Sawabu

According to reports, Andrew Sawabu has been accused of illegally injuring someone, killing someone while driving recklessly, failing to report an accident within 24 hours, and operating an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

After the paperwork is finished, he will be appeared in court.

Mangochi Police assures the Public a safe Haven

The Mangochi police station continues to use a variety of crime detection and prevention techniques, including increased police visibility, day and night joint patrols with residents in crime-prone areas, Policing Forums, strategic point duties, border patrols, road safety awareness campaigns through the media, particularly local radio stations in the district, and—most importantly—a positive rapport between the police and the general public.

The station is assuring the populace that they would keep up their efforts to turn Mangochi into a haven of safety. To combat crime, Police would like to express their gratitude to all parties involved and the general public.


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