Nsanje Second Grade Magistrate has sent two women on remand for allegedly stealing money over K 2 million for Simama and Sons (Simso) Grouping of Company in the district.

The two identified as Memory Chirwa, 27 and Yamikani Namajagaja, 28, appeared before Nsanje Second Grade Magistrate on Monday where they were informed on why there were arrested on Friday last week.

Sub Inspector Victor Nachuma said the two were arrested and were formerly charged with theft by public servants contrary to Section 278 as read together with 286 of the Penal Code.

The Court through Prosecutor Sub Inspector, John Nachuma heard that the two on May 18, 2020 this year allegedly stole money amounting to K2, 833,152.44 from Simso Grouping of Company in Nsanje where they were working as cashiers.

“Currently, investigations are under way which we believe could lead to more arrests on the matter. We are asking for adjournment and remand them for at least five days,” Sub Inspector, Nachuma asked the Court.

Second Grade Magistrate, John Mpwahiwa accepted the request and sent the two to prison pending further hearing next week, Monday.

The Magistrate adjourned the case to June 8, 2020 paving the way for further investigations on the matter.

Chirwa comes from Chisazima Village in the area of Traditional Authority (TSA) Kaomba in Kasungu while Namajagaja hails from Namagonya Village in the area of TA Chimaliro in Thyolo.


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