Police in Ntcheu arrest six over stealing and purchasing relief maize

Written by  Caroline Kachipapa
Police in Ntcheu have arrested a truck driver, two assistants on allegations of selling relief maize, and three vendors for buying the same at Kasinje around midnight in the district.
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According to Ntcheu Police Spokesperson Hastings Chigalu, Mr William Scott 35, was driving a truck registration number BLK 4474 , and trailer registration number BLK 4472, belonging to Mulli Brothers loaded with 600 bags of relief maize, weighing 50 kilograms each , from Kanengo Silos destined for Mangochi District Commissioner's Office.
Chigalu said the three, did not proceed with the relief maize to Mangochi, instead they branched off to Kasinje Trading Centre and started selling the maize. Having been tipped of the incidence, Police followed it up where arrest of the suspects was made.
After a physical check and search, it was discovered that a total of 168 bags were illegally sold at a price of K1,467,000.00. Meanwhile,The driver, and all his accomplices are in Police custody waiting to appear in court, to answer a case of theft.
The suspects William Scott hails from Kaliza Village T/A Mabuka Mulanje; Thomas Frackson hails from Golden Village, T/A Mlauli, Zomba;  Samson Chipisa hails from Mankhamba Village, T/A Mdeka, Blantyre; Patrick Majawa hails from Chingani Village, T/A Nankumba, Mangochi and Manson Kankhuni 32 of  Mchocho Village, T/A Masasa, Ntcheu.
Meanwhile, Police are warning all those involved in transporting, storing, and distributing relief items that the law will not spare anyone found on the other side of the law.

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