Police in Mangochi have arrested 28 year old Francis Kadammanja and Gift Kalua, 37, for allegedly possessing a pepper ball gun without authorization while Masuku police arrested seven men found with human bones.
Mangochi Police Public Relations Officer, Rodrick Maida said that the two were arrested within Mangochi Boma.
“During the night of Saturday March 8, police personnel were on patrol within Mangochi where they came across the two carrying a bag and the suspects started running away upon seeing the officers.
“The police officers therefore smelt a rat and pursued the suspects until they were apprehended. Upon being searched a pepper ball gun with one marble bullet and two masks were found in the bag,” Maida pointed out.
The publicist alleged that the items were intended for robbery within Mangochi Township.
Kadammanja hails from Mtumbwe Village in the area of Traditional Authority Kachenga in Balaka while Kalua comes from Ezondweni Village in the area of T/A Mthwalo in Mzimba.
On the other hand, Police at Namwera Township are keeping in custody seven suspects for allegedly possessing human bones.
Maida said the seven were on February 28 seen carrying a school bag which contained the human bones in a hired vehicle travelling from Chiponde to Nselema.
“On arrival at at Mulibwanji Hospital, the suspects failed to pay the transporter, indicating that a man from Nselema in Machinga would pay their fares. This made the transporter to be suspicious and tipped – off Masuku Police leading to their arrest,” Maida said.
According to Maida, 18 human bones believed to be of an albino person were discovered after searching the suspects’ school bag.
The seven will soon appear before court to answer to a charge of being found in possession of human bones.