Police in Nkhotakota are keeping in custody a court Marshall of Khunga Magistrate Court on suspicion that he stole an ivory.
The suspect, identified as Steven Nyirenda was arrested on suspicion that he stole the specimen from a court storeroom.
He is being kept at Khunga Police Station in the district.
According to Khunga Police Publicist, Ignacius Esau, last month, the court was trying a matter of protected wildlife in which two pieces of ivory and a hippo tooth were recovered.
However, the specimens were temporarily kept at the court waiting for Wildlife and Parks officials to come and collect them; but the other day, court clerk noticed that one of the two ivories was missing from the court storeroom.
Thatâ€™s when the police was tipped to investigate the matter and arrested the court Marshall as a suspect.
Nyirenda, 36, hails from Jumbo Village, Traditional Authority (T.A) Nyaluangwa in Nkhata Bay.
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