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criminals, driving a Nissan Tilda Registration number BL2434, robbed him off money amounting to K4.5million he had withdrawn from one the commercial banks at Ginnery Corner.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