Mangochi Police recover motorcycle, arrest suspect


Police in Mangochi have arrested Anafi Edward, 29 and recovered a Yamaha Motorcycle for Baylor College of Medicine at Mangochi Office worth K4.5 million.

The motorcycle was stolen on the night of September 27, 2021 at Saiti Kadzuwa Village, Traditional Authority Mponda in the district.

The suspect has been arrested by Mangochi Police detectives following a tip from members of the community.

According to Mangochi police public relations officer Sub-inspector Amina Tepani Daudi on the said date, Edward and his accomplice are suspected to have broken into the compound of Gift Joabe, 43, who works as Community HlV Program Officer at Baylor NGO where they went away with the motorcycle worthy K4.5 million.

It has been established that, entry was made by damaging the fence.

Police findings revealed that, Edward and his accomplice who is still at large changed the original color(blue) of the motorcycle to red to conceal the identity.

Meanwhile, the complainant has identified the motorcycle and all identities have matched based on the documents.

The matter is still under investigation to arrest the remaining suspect and Edward will appear before court soon to answer charges of Burglary and Theft which contravene sections 309 and 278 of the Penal Code respectively.

Anafi Edward hails from Mkanda Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Chimwala in Mangochi.


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