Police in Lilongwe have arrested two men for allegedly being found with national identity (ID) cards and cash from people who wanted to buy cheap farm inputs under Affordable Farm Input ( AIP).

The suspects are identified as Charles Banda, 42, and Happy Chimono, 39.

They were arrested on Wednesday, November 11 2020 by Nathenje Police Post officers.

The police were tipped that some unscrupulous vendors were collecting additional money from beneficiaries at Nathenje ETG Depot.

They claimed that they would assist the beneficiaries acquire the inputs easily.

Police arrested the suspects before seizing four ID’s and K48,000 cash.

The suspects will appear in court soon to answer a charge of being found in possession of property suspected to have been unlawfully obtained.

Banda comes from Kalengamadzi Village, while Chimono hails from Kasese Village both in the area of Chadza in Lilongwe.

Meanwhile, police have urged beneficiaries to be extra careful with unscrupulous traders.

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