The incident occurred on the morning of first day of 2019 at Mota Engil camp site in the area of Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi.
The two suspects have been identified as Thomas Kalorama (24) and Noel Nkhoma (40).
According to Mangochi Police Station spokesperson, Sergeant Amina Tepani Daudi, it is reported that the security supervisor at the camp site Samson Mapira discovered that the pumps were removed from where they were planted as he was patrolling around the camp.
This prompted him and other guards to conduct a search. Luckily, the first suspect was spotted exiting from the camp carrying a sack bag.
They followed him and noted his destination before informing the Police.
“The Police rushed to the scene and arrested the first suspect who led them to the second suspect and recovered the pumps which were hidden under his bed. All the suspects have been charged with Theft which is contrary to section 278 of the penal code and will appear before court after investigations are over,” said Sergeant Daudi.
Thomas Kalorama and Noel Nkhoma hail from Steven and Changamire Villages respectively in the area of Traditional Authority Chimwala in Mangochi.