Two men have spent a night within the walls of Mzuzu Police Station after being found in possession of counterfeit Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE).

The two who identified themselves as Suddie Juwawo, aged 26, from Pombeya village, T.A. Nsamala, Balaka and Blessings Chikumbutso, aged 25, from Dawuya village, T.A. Kaphuka, in Dedza were arrested during the ongoing Malawi Defense Force (MDF) recruitment at Mzuzu Upper Stadium, where the two suspects presented the certificates.

Deputy Spokesperson for Mzuzu Police Inspector Paul Tembo said military personnel with their experience doubted the authenticity and true ownership of the documents.

“Military personnel noted something fishy with those certificates. They refered the matter to Mzuzu Police Station where after questioning Suddie Juwawo revealed that the certificate he presented belonged to his late brother who passed in 2015. Blessings Chikumbu also revealed that the certificate he presented was bought in Lilongwe at a price of MK50, 000.00,” Tembo said

Tembo says the two suspects will answer cases of uttering a false document and being found in possession of a counterfeit document.

Meanwhile, investigations are currently still underway and once completed suspects will appear before court.

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