3 nabbed over K14.5mil worth of batteries: Malawi Police hail Master Security

Malawi Police in the populous township of Ndirande in Blantyre city have arrested three people for allegedly stealing 48 batteries worth K14.5 million after guards of Master Security managed to pounce on them.

The suspects showing the batteries

The suspects showing the batteries

The batteries recovered

The batteries recovered

Masters Security official showing the batteries

Masters Security operations director Osafandani Ngomba showing the batteries

The three, Steven Khanyepa, 26, Foster Namalopa 24 years old, and 28-year-old John Cosmas, were arrested during on Thursday night in the township.

Police hailed Master Security as their guards on duty at Airtel towers managed to corner the suspects.

Masters Security has been working with Police  to nab the suspects but the security firm largely commandeered the operation..

Blantyre police Public Relations Officer, Elizabeth Divala told Nyasa Times the three have since been charged with’breaking Into a building committing a felony therein contrary to Section 311 (1) of the Penal Code.’

The suspects broke into Afro-Egypt Engineering Company sites and stole 48 batteries worthy K14.5million, Divala confirmed

Ndirande police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers on Thursday -working jointly with Masters Security – managed to apprehend the three who were allegedly found in possession of the stolen items.

The suspects are currently in custody and will appear in court.

Khanyepa hails from Sondole village, T/A Mulumbe in Zomba district, Namalopa comes from Mchenga village, T/A Changata in Thyolo district while Cosmas hails from Masamba village, T/A Mpama in Chiradzulu district.

Master Security Company managing director Alfred Gangata said his company works to help law enforcers in fighting crime.

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chris gavin

alhomwe kuba ngati amaba ma vote kuli bwanji ma battery


dont think that all lhomwes are thieves.


Onsewo ndi Achewa koma mtundu uwu umbava kaya uzasiya liti kaya?

king solomon

Reality on the ground is that indeed they are all ‘khalupa’s, namanyalu’s else khokhola’s .


Well done Master Security and Police. However, if you check the charges levelled against them is committing a felony. Don’t get surprised to see them roaming around and causing more havoc in our communities, bcoz the sentence for felony is just a slap on the wrist. Worse when termed to be first offender. They have been found stealing the items. Kuwotcha is the most justified punishment.


All these are from Llomwe belt. Kleptomaniacs!!

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