Namwera Police Post in Mangochi district have arrested 5 men suspected of committing Burglary and Theft offences and recovered stolen items worth K1.5 million on the wee hours of June 23, 2021 at Katuli.
According to Mangochi Police deputy Spokesperson Amina Tepani Daudi, unknown criminals had been terrorizing and committing serious breakings within Namwera and Katuli areas from September 2020 to April this year.
Daudi said during the mentioned period, a number of houses were broken into including a house of Reverend Father Will Madi of Namwera Anglican Church.
Namwera Police detectives initiated investigations which led to the arrest of the key suspect James Gunde, 21, who revealed to have been operating with eight others.
The same night Police arrested four among Gunde’s accomplices and managed to recover some of the stolen property in Katuli.
The items include 2 Plasma TVs, 78 pieces of zitenje, Genset, mountain bike, hotplate, 3 cellphones, 5 cellphone batteries, amplifier and DVD among others.
In the meantime some of the recovered items have been identified by owners and Police are still hunting for the remaining accomplices and also to recover property of which Gunde revealed that they export to Mozambique.
The apprehended ones will appear before court soon.
All come from traditional authority Katuli in Mangochi.
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