Wednesday, February 28

Police Reveals Identities Of Six People Arrested For Suspected Robbery In Blantyre

Police have revealed the identities of six people arrested for suspected robbery in Blantyre today.

National Police publicist Peter Kalaya said the suspects are Brian Erick Banda, 40 from Mwandimba Village, Traditional Authority Njewa in Lilongwe, Richard Mzinga, 39 from Msandama Village Traditional Authority Nsabwe in Thyolo District, Petro Kambadi, 32 from Makonde Village, Traditional Authority Chimutu in Lilongwe, Martin Metson Phiri, 32 from Zazira Village, Traditional Authority Nkalo in Chiradzulu District, Oliver Maseko, 46 from Chamasowa Village, Traditional Authority Chimaliro in Thyolo District and Peterson Ranken, 52 of M’gona Village, Traditional Authority Tengani in Nsanje District.

Kalaya has said that the arrests signify how the police have intensified their operations after concerns from the public of security lapse.

He added that five of the six were shot in the legs and buttocks and are currently out of hospital.

“We will continue with these operations until all criminals out there are flushed out of their hideouts.

“Guidelines on the use of firearms allow us to use reasonable force which is determined by the nature of the enemy and it can go beyond merely injuring them, depending on situations,” he said.

Reported by Justin Mkweu

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