Driver involved in OG Plastics K6 million heist arrested

Malawi police have arrested a driver involved in the K6 million OG plastics robbery in Limbe town, Blantyre barely three weeks after arresting four suspected armed criminals who staged the heist.

Police have arrested a 37-year-old John Kapitikisa from Tapala village, T/A Likoswe in Chiradzulu district.

National police Press and Public Relations Officer, Rhoda Manjolo told Nyasa Times that Kapitikisa was the one driving the arrested criminals during the robbery.

“The suspect was just released from Maula Prison on bail for the offence of robbery and murder, and on the day of incident he was the one driving vehicle Nissan Tida which the criminals used,” said

On Saturday 24th October, 2015 at Maselema in Blantyre five armed criminals stole K6 million
belonged to OG plastics, killing a police officer, Sub-Inspector Yohane Mabutawo in the process.

The criminals injured an OG Plastics accounts officer, Muhammad Sami and another police officer, Constable Jailos Phiri in a gunfire exchange.

Constable Phiri- now promoted to Sub-Inspector- managed to kill one of the criminals during the gunfire. He shot dead hardcore criminal Ben Harawa who led the gang that staged the robbery.

On 30th October, 2015, the law-enforcers arrested the other four criminals who were hiding at BCA Hill following an intensive manhunt and recovered two vehicles, Toyota Altezza and Nissan Note in the process.

Police also recovered several items worth of millions of Kwachas which include furniture, electronics and luggage.

On the day of the incident, OG Plastics had hired the two police officers from B Division Company to collect money from the company’s shops in Limbe.

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20 thoughts on “Driver involved in OG Plastics K6 million heist arrested”

  1. N`gamba n`gamba says:

    Apolisiomwewo kutulutsamunthu pa bail otulukayo kupha wapolisi isthat sense stupit police fokooof

  2. Kaligondo says:

    Kodi akanapanda kutuluka pa bail izi zikanachitika? Apolice pepani zinazi muziona popeleka bail taonani mzanu pano ali kumanda kusiya anthu pa umasiye inu kandalamako munadya kalekale kodi bwanji zikanapangikila inuyo? Ganizani bwino pochita zinthu

  3. Slim D says:

    Kodi mlandu was murder mpaka bail? Malawi, why.

  4. The Most Concerned says:

    Shame on my mother Malawi.

  5. Chisomo says:

    Sergeant Mabutawo died a hero. He died in the line of duty protecting life and property. What is OG Plastics giving the deceased family apart from what government will give. Can the Police created a Special account for such death?

  6. Plate says:

    Koma abale umbava woyamwira

  7. Nabanda says:

    Koma abale mlandu wa murder mpaka bail? And now akukapalamulano wina!!!!! Abale malamulo adziko la Malawiwa!!!

  8. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    Barely 3 days from prison on bail the murder suspect drives other criminals to rob!!!
    It only points to one thing: criminal plans are being hatched right inside prison. On visiting day these criminals discuss their plans.
    The warders in collusion with the criminals release them on fake bail to steal more money and they rush back to the prison.
    Prisoners are building mansions while in prison.
    Wake up Malawi!!

  9. civo service united says:

    haha poor malawi…murder suspect on bail??where on earth does that happen??shame

  10. KAMBWE says:

    Ine ndufuna ntazamva kuti lawyer wina wombeledwa ndi akuba….mwina ndipamene atazadziwe kuti akuba ndioopya

  11. Impliment Sharia Law you will never see again all these murders and robberies believe me!

  12. Mathanyux wayaluka says:

    I thought those who committed murder deliberately are supposed to remain behind bars for the rest of their lives? Why dd u release dis animal? Mob justice is what will bring sanity to Malawi security I guess.

  13. Do what Kamuzu did no bail on murder cases

  14. AFANA says:

    Well done police officer. Agwidwawo apite kumalembe plz.

  15. ntha..... says:

    Embarrassed should be the lawyer who obtained bail for this criminal. Bloody money – driving mercs. lol….

  16. orila says:

    4 munagwirawo tinava kale kuti munapha nde driver iwe kaya zako izo

  17. Baba -mdogo says:

    Give this case of murder and robbery to magistrate viva nyimba kuti awone polekera

  18. Mkupamame says:

    Ingophani ameneyo !!!! Asakaononge misonkho yathu ku ndendeko .

  19. Chemwali chimwene says:

    When we cry that all murder suspects must remain in jail, some of you, especially lawyers who eat blood money talk of human rights. The law favours criminals.

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