Malawi Police in the Capital City of Lilongwe are hunting for a criminal who left at Lilongwe Police station a Yugoslav made pistol at Lilongwe Police Station in an envelope and a confession letter addressed to Bishop Abraham Simama of Glorious Light International Church and owner of Simama Hotel in the city.
The criminal who identified himself as Dyson Chimenya, dumped an envelop containing a pistol and a letter addressed to Bishop Simama.
In the letter, Chimenya confessed to have been involved in armed robbery at one of the Bishop Simama’s companies.
Deputy national police spokesperson Mable Nsefula disclosed in an interview they are hunting for Chimenya who is currently on court bail on other criminal offences.
”The envelop was found in the wee hours of Wednesday 17 March dumped around Lilongwe police station. We are currently investigating the matter,” Nsefula said.
Lilongwe Police Station Public Relations Officer (PRO) Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said the duty officer found a Khakhi envelope addressed to Lilongwe Police Station while patrolling the premises at around 05:45am within the police grounds.
“When he opened it, he found a Yugoslav made pistol and a confession letter addressed to Bishop Simama which was signed by a person alleging to be Dyson Chimenya who claimed to have had previously worked for Simama company,” said Dandaula.
According to Dandaula, the confession letter headlined “Confession for stealing your money” was handed over to authorities and investigations confirmed that a person named Chimenya had indeed previously worked for Simama but was arrested by Lingadzi Police due to his involvement in a theft case at the company and was currently on Police bail.
“I confess because I want to stop stealing, first time I stole K1.8 million and second time I stole K400,000 from the company,…I have also used this gun for robbery in several other places,” reads the letter in part.
The PRO said the pistol has since been sent to Firearms and Ballistic missile section for verification and inquiries which were underway to trace the culprit.
Meanwhile, the law-enforcers in the capitol city are keeping in custody four people who were found in possession of pistols and live ammunition.
The four are Andrew Nyirongo 41, of Katete village in Kasungu, Benard Kumisuku popularly known as Gaba 32, Evance Mdala 32 and Bertha Sambandere Ali 30.
Manjolo said Bertha Sambandere Ali was keeping a pistol belonging to a convicted criminal currently serving 10 year jail term at Maula Prison.
Evance Mdala was found in possession of a pistol and four live bullets and he is connected to an accident that happened on Monday in Dedza district.
On Monday morning Dedza police shot dead two armed robbers who were trying to hijack a car.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :