At least six Group 4 Security (G4S) guards have been arrested for allegedly stealing materials meant to be used for the construction of boreholes worth K32 Million from United Purpose in Mponela, Dowa district.
Mponela police spokesperson Inspector Lubrino Kaitano confirmed the arrest of the six.
According to Kaitano, the guards were arrested towards the week ending of October 31 2020 following revelations from an audit conducted by the organization at its Mponela Office where the guards were purportedly working.
According to a statement from Juliet Sphiwe Kawamba an internal auditor told Mponela Police Station that the organization conducted the stock taking on October 21 2020.
The audit report disclosed that materials meant to be used for drilling boreholes worth K32, 611, 550 were missing.
Among the stolen items include cement, pump rods, pump heads, handles and pedestrals.
This development prompted them to report the matter to police.
The arrest of the security guards was a result of investigations which implicated them to have a hand in the intrusion of a warehouse where the materials were being kept.
Revelations show that the suspects have been breaking into the warehouse several times to steal the materials.
Investigations are still on as more arrests are likely to follow.
The guards have been identified as Dickson Bright 31 of Changa Village, (2) Alick Walazi 31 of Chimaminga Village, (3) Kennedy Kamwendo 28 of Njoka Village from T/A Dzoole, (4) Gift Dzuwa 31 of Tepeka village, T/A Mponela (5) David Chibwe 38 of Katambo Village, T/A Mkukula all from Dowa district and Vincent Malala 26 of Chikwawe village, T/A Chilooko in Ntchisi.
Meanwhile the guards will appear before court to jointly answer a case of breaking into building and committing a felony therein which is contrary to section 311 of the Penal Code once investigations are over.
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