Security Guard arrested for stealing K22.5 million

Written by  Mana

Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody Omega Guard Services guard for stealing cash amounting to K22,500,000 and two laptops from Chen Jian a Chinese national at Area 3 Flats in Lilongwe.


Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson, Inspector Kingsley Dandaula identified the suspect as a 28-year-old Paul Malembo from Nkope village in the area of Traditional Authority (TA) Mkumba in Mangochi.

He identified the Chinese National as a 42-year-old owner of Haoli Shoe Factory at area 4 in Lilongwe.

“Jian left his Flats on Saturday morning (10th October) for his factory with the Omega guard on duty, upon coming back around noon, Jian found his bedroom window open and the Omega guard gone. He went inside and found the bags with the said money and Lenovo and Sharpe Laptops gone,” said Dandaula.

Dandaula said Police apprehended Malembo at Chingeni road block in Balaka with K6 million and Omega Guard uniform while travelling to Mangochi.

The Spokesperson said Lilongwe Police went to Balaka and interrogated with Malembo who confessed about the theft and mentioned his partner (name withheld) in Mangochi.

“When Lilongwe Police went to Mangochi, they did not find the second suspect but his wife who revealed where her husband had kept the money and found K14, 785,540 .00,” said Dandaula.

Meanwhile, enquiries are still in progress to arrest the suspect and to recover the remaining money. Police are advising the general public and business persons to keep such huge amounts of money in banks and not at home.



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