Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) student is in police custody at Blantyre Police for allegedly entering a fellow student’s room and stealing a laptop.
Public Relations Officer for Blantyre Police Station, Sub Inspector Peter Mchiza, has confirmed the development while identifying the student as Lawrant Mbewe.
According to Sub Inspector Mchiza on March 28, 2022, at around 10:00 hours, Mbewe allegedly entered the room of his fellow student who is based at Chitawira. At the time, the owner was asleep in the room.
The suspect stole a laptop computer valued at k250,000 and sold it the same day at Blantyre Flea Market.
The matter was reported to Soche Police and inquiries were instituted.
Investigations led to the arrest of Mbewe and the Police successfully made recovery of the said stolen laptop.
The suspect will be taken to court soon to answer the charges of entering into a dwelling house and committing a felony therein which is against section 309 of the Penal Code.
Police have appreciated the good working relationship with the public which is leading to effecting more arrests of criminals and recovery of stolen properties.
Lawrant Mbewe is from Jim Village in the area of Traditional Authority Mulonyeni in Mchinji District.