Police in Lilongwe are keeping in custody a 27 year old Chiyembekezo Shama from Chiwamba village, Traditional Authority (TA) Chimutu in Lilongwe for allegedly stealing a Parker jacket and handcuffs.
Confirming of the development Lilongwe Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the suspect was posing as an officer of the law but however the community realized that he was not a Police officer because they knew him as a mere civilian member in the village and that’s when they took him to Chigwirizano Police Unit for further interrogations.
“He pretended to be a police officer who was wearing a stolen parker jacket and handcuffs as he was trying to arrest a man who had marital fight with his wife at Chigwirizano in Lilongwe,” said Dandaula.
He said the accused has since revealed that he stole the parker jacket from Police Unit in Chiradzulu.
He said, the accused is expected to face charges of unlawful possession of items supplied to a police officer contrary to section 151 of the police Act.