Barely days after arresting hardcore ex-convict who led a gang of notorious robbers, has Lingadzi Police in Lilongwe nabbed of four of his members, who are also ex-convicts of Maula and Zomba Maximum prison.
The four, Laston Gelevaziyo, Idrisa Mtuwa, Alli Issah and Laston Gogoda, were arrested during the Sunday and Monday raids by police detectives according to Police Public Relations Officer, Salome Zgambo.
Zgambo told Malawi News Agency that the gang, recently released from Maula and Zomba Maximum prisons, has allegedly been terrorising, and involved in a series of violent robberies in the capital city’s Areas 10, 11, 12, and 43.
She said: “The arrests come barely a few days after their ringleader, 27 year old Yusufu Imedi, was netted for the same offence on 6 November, after a tip-off.”
Zgambo explained that the police tracked down the suspects through a cob-web system and recovered a number of items in the process.
“Among the recovered items are include plasma TV screens, home theatres, projectors, DVD recorders, laptops and computer monitors,” she said.
The suspects have since been charged with robbery and will appear in court after thorough investigations according to the Police PRO.
Gelevaziyo, 31, comes from Chakazamathu village in Traditional Authority ( T/A) Kalolo; Issah, 45, is from Msungamoyo, T/A Kalolo both in Lilongwe; Mtuwa, 30, is from Khembo village, T/A Bwananyambi, in Mangochi; and Gogoda hails from Somba village in T/A Nsomba’s area in Blantyre.