Police at Kawale in Lilongwe are keeping in custody six suspects in connection to theft of building materials worthy millions of kwacha.
This follows the invasion and theft of building materials at Kamuzu institute for sports complex warehouse on the night of December 24, 2022.
Among the stollen items are; six circulation water pumps, 78 cartons of tiles, bags of cement, 30 buckets of paint all sum up to Six million Malawi kwacha (MK6,000,000).
The suspects, are identified as Naphtali Kasisa (29),Lazarus Chakhadza (34),Triza Samson (23), Levison Nkhoma (29),Chosaziwa Khumalo, 48, and Umali Damison, 35.
It is on record that on December 24, 2022 during the night time the guards who were assigned to provide security at the warehouse that had in stock of different building materials connived with Damison, a former stores clerk to allowed entry of motorcycle BL 8052 and Isuzu 3 tonner with intentions to transport the stollen items after receiving cash and there after deserted their duty post.
Clandestine investigations were instituted after receiving a complaint from stores clerk who discovered in the morning.
Kawale Detectives went flat on ground and managed to arrest the six and recovered some items such as 28 buckets of paint ,34 cartons of tiles, 5 circulation water pumps and impounded the truck that was used.
The suspects will appear before court to answer charges leveled against them.
Meanwhile investigations are still under way to apprehend other accomplice who are at large and recover the remaining items.
Source Malawi police service