Police in Lumbadzi on Tuesday arrested two young men on house breaking and robbery charges, and recovered various items worth MK1.5m.
Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) Spokesperson, Sgt. Sapulain Chitonde, told Malawi News Agency that the two confessed to be behind all house break-ins that took place in Lumbadzi.
“The incident happened at around 9:00am when one of the two, a 16-year-old, name withheld, attempted to break into one of the houses at ADL Housing Estate lines and he was seen by a boy who was applying fertiliser in a nearby maize garden,” explained Chitonde.
He said the boy cried for help and the suspected robber was apprehended by the residents immediately and handed over to police.
Later, when interrogated at Lumbadzi Police Station, the youthful suspect confessed that he was sent by one, Bwanali Adisani, also nicknamed M’bobo, whom he said was his master in crime.
An immediate manhunt for Adisani ensued and the suspect was finally flushed out and arrested.
Chitonde said in the process, the police also recovered assorted household items worth MK1.5m among them, laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, kitchen utensils and 1kg of chamba (Cannabis sativa).
The police also arrested 6 other people for receiving stolen items.
Meanwhile, Lumbadzi Police is inviting residents in the area who were robbed of their property to go and identify them at the station.
Bwanali Adisani, 23, hails from Chimwala Village, Traditional Authority Chimwala, Mangochi.
The two are expected to appear before court to answer a charge of house breaking, contrary to Section 309 of the Penal Code, according to Chitonde.Mana