First Grade Magistrate Court in Salima has sentenced to 12 years jail term to Julius Kumbande for robbing Agriculture Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC) K504, 995.00 at gun point.
Kumbande pleaded guilty to all the counts levelled against him while his accomplices denied the charges.
Morgan Kabango, prosecuting, told the court that Julius Kumbande alongside his accomplices stormed Katelera ADMARC at night where they managed to overpower the guards and injure the clerk in process.
Kabango said Kumbande holed out a cash chest containing K504, 995.00 and run away with it.
According to Kabango, Salima Police arrested the suspects in their own homes following the tips offs from the general public.
The Police also managed to confiscate a gun from one of the suspect but there was no casualties to all sides since police did not opened fire at them.
Salima Police Publicist Sub Inspector Gift Chitowe said the robbery took place on 21st July.
Malawi has seen rise in criminal activities since taking over of government by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in May this year.
President Peter Mutharika recently said he has intelligence information that there is underworld criminal gang that aims at destabilizing his administration.
Mutharika revealed that his government has bought 50 vehicles in order to wage war with criminals
Just recently the Inspector General of Police Loti Dzonzi splashed K300,000 rewards to two Police Officers as a ‘thank you’ for recovering K500 million which was stolen from Standard Bank in the Northern city of Mzuzu earlier in the month of September Police.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :