Ex- Malawi army solder, two others arrested over robbery offense: Killed Ugandan

Police in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre have arrested three men believed to have a hand in the death of a Ugandan national who was shot dead and robbed of K4.5 million.

The Ugandan national, Mr Mustafa Abdul Karrim was shot dead on December 22 2014 at Petroda Head office behind Optichem in the commercial city.

Four unknown criminals, driving a Nissan  Tilda Registration number BL2434, robbed him off  money amounting to K4.5million he had withdrawn from one the commercial banks at Ginnery Corner.

The criminals had to trail him from the bank up to the Petroda Offices where they shot him. One pistol and one cartilage for AK47 were found on the scene and postmortem revealed that death  was
due to gunshot wounds.

The arrested suspects are ex-Malawi Defence Force soldier Osward Joseph Mkanda, aged 42, from Nkhonga village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kanyenda in Nkhotakota; Charles Bonongwe from Kadzakalowa village,T/A Njolomole in Ntcheu district and 45 year-old Fabiano Kalonga from Gombe village, T/A Lundu in Blantyre district.

According to Blantyre spokesperson, Elizabeth Divala, Bonongwe (who has been on wanted list) and his accomplice were arrested  at Chichiri where they alleged to have gone rob a certain business lady, the law enforcers foiled their mission following a tip off from the general public.

“Suspects were trailing the unsuspecting business lady who had cash in her vehicle, but the police came in quickly to prevent the robbery,” said Divala.

She the suspects will face robbery with violence charges.

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22 thoughts on “Ex- Malawi army solder, two others arrested over robbery offense: Killed Ugandan”

  1. Akatswiri says:

    Next time shoot to kill.

  2. nyavizwazwa says:

    Akalime? they can’t all the thieves and murders shd be killed to lessen the number of robbery by killing so that Malawi can be a good country to stay. becoz robbers will start fearing for their lives. One thing I know is that beside a person is a murder by fears death terribly.

    So tit for tat = death penalty. In the islamic nations their are no gun robberies because of that.

  3. mapwiya says:

    shaliya law igwire ntchito apa its time to reap what they sow

  4. angoni says:

    Asilikali a army ndi police mobile force ndi amene akugwilizana ndi mbava. Kill them too osawanyengelela olo pangono. Ku PMF kwadzaza mbava zokhazokha.

  5. Maria says:

    Shoot them too!!

  6. hash says:

    One cartilage?
    Damn u

  7. kasiya says:

    Let de truth privail pz msanyengelele gwiranipo ntchito pa mbewa izi zowononga kufuna zambiri thawi yochepa mmalo mkhetsa thukuta

  8. ujeni says:

    Charge them 100yrs in prison for murder and robbery tomorrow no time wasting.

  9. Victor Jumbo says:

    Job well done to the police who put their own lives at risk to serve others. I for one commend and appreciate for the good job you are doing protecting the public. These thieves you caught only have evil minds and tendency of reaping where they did not sow. Worst thing they seem to enjoy doing is killing and destroying lives of many innocent people. The police needs to nip these evil activities in the bud. Put them in jails and part of their punishment should be farming. Make them cultivate different types of crops for nation. This is one way the public can get back positive benefits from these dangerous thieves. Use them for the good of the nation. By doing so these dangerous thieves could transform their lives from being dangerous to being good people. They would also learn living farming skills to make Malawi self reliant on food sustainability. This is my humble opinion. Victor Jumbo, UK

  10. NANYATI says:


  11. chejali says:

    Aphedwe basi

  12. chifundo Denga says:

    the law has to do its work

  13. Chimkhalo says:

    Chonde asatuluke pakuti mwazolowera kutulutsa mbava zoopsa koma akakhala oba mbuzi ndiye kakaka. Awa ofunika life imprisonment osafunika pakati pathu.

  14. Kes says:

    Awapasa bail, in no time, for them to commit more brutal robberies.
    By the way were is mulandu wa Ali KaKa who killed that young man in cold blood?

  15. Kamchitete says:

    Osward watchuka!

  16. banda says:

    Oswalds are criminals hahaha

  17. kelvin kalima says:

    The evil that men do lives after them

  18. Emmatuwa says:

    paja ndinu apolisi mumakonda ziphuphu anthu amenewo musamasule amangeni ndithu akusowetsa mtendere m’dziko muno.

  19. decent citizen says:

    They all need hangman noose.No need to save these gun toting thugs for looking for easy riches.Lock them up and throw away the key and leave them to rot in prisons.Evil beasts.

  20. Chinthumwananga says:

    How stupid are our prosecutors not to charge the suspects with murder when the victim died as a result of gunshot wounds?

  21. Mmasomwambuyanu says:

    Another Oswald, what is wrong with these names??? Oswald Lutepo – thief; Oswald Mtupira lawyer representing thief Oswald Lutepo. If we put 1+1 the lawyer is also a thief. Now Oswald the killer…sha patelera pa Malawi. The name Oswald is haram, dont give it to your sons, u have been warned.

    1. kaphirintiwa says:

      lol…don’t forget lee harvey oswald, the guy who boko haramd john f. kennedy

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