Malawi president Peter Mutharika has directed the Inspector General of Malawi Police, Loti Dzonzi, to promote two police officers who recovered millions of money stolen from the Standard Bank in the northern city of Mzuzu earlier in the week.
About K500 million was stolen by robbers who are currently at large after two police officers working for Malawi Revenue Authority foiled their attempt to run away with the money at Jenda roadblock which borders Kasungu and Mzimba districts with Zambia.
“I have learnt that K400 million was recovered by two police officers. I am [ordering] the inspector general of police to promote the two to another level,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika said his administration will not tire in arresting the surging crime in the country.
Malawi has seen the rise in criminal activities after the DPP government took power three months ago.
President Mutharika told a public rally last week in Blantyre that he has intelligence information that there is an underworld criminal gang that aimed to destabilize his administration.
But Mutharika said his administration will not tolerate this and had waged war against crime.
He said his administration has bought 50 vehicles for the police officers eight of them already been given to them.