Police on Wednesday recovered two (2) shotguns commonly known as Greener in Area 24 and Kaphiri location in Lilongwe.
Confirming the recovery with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Friday, Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer (PRO) Inspector Kingsley Dandaula identified the suspects as Christopher Moya.
Chinzukira, 27 from Zamula village, Traditional Authority (TA) Khongoni in Lilongwe and Simon Kaphatakalitsiro, 40 from Matapa village, TA Malili in Lilongwe.
Dandaula said Lilongwe Police got information that the suspects had licensed guns that they hire to robbers at a fee to commit various crimes.
“After the tip, the Police raided their houses and arrested the two suspects with a licensed gun each, at area 24 and Kaphiri in Lilongwe, the first suspect was also found with two (2) rounds of live ammunitions while the second suspect was found with eight (8) rounds of live ammunitions,” said Dandaula.
The Police Publicist said the two suspects were still in Police custody pending further investigations.
Meanwhile, the Police are advising the general public to tip them on any suspicious criminal issues and activities in their communities.mana