Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employee on Tuesday night was carjacked in Ntcheu while on his way from Blantyre to Lilongwe.

In recent developments it’s been discovered that robbers have made away with nine vehicles via the same road, all of which have reportedly been taken to Mozambique.

The incident occurred Tuesday night when three unknown assailants attacked an employee of the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) and went away with a Toyota Hilux twin Cab and other valuables.

The victim, Azalious Tembo, a meter engineer at Lilongwe Escom office, was driving from Blantyre to Lilongwe on a hired vehicle belonging to Apex Rent-a-Car registration SA 6353 when he met his fate.

FaceofMalawi speaking with Ntcheu Police Station deputy spokesperson Hastings Chigalu said Tembo was a victim of hitch-hikers he picked at Chingeni Roadblock in Balaka.

“Tembo stopped at Chingeni Roadblock where some men approached him for a lift to Lilongwe. But upon reaching Kachipeya [between Njolomole and Lizulu in Ntcheu] the men turned against him and tied him with a rope before dumping him around Njolomole,” said Chigalu.

The officer further revealed that the robbers are believed to have driven into Mozambique where most of the stolen vehicles have been taken to in recent months.

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