Malawi bank robbery cop provided vehicle for the ‘hit’

A police officer who is among suspects of a K543.6 million robbery at Malawi’s Standard Bank Mzuzu Branch is suspected to have provided the vehicle for the ‘job’ and police have said that the police officer also stole the vehicle in Blantyre before driving it to the northern city to be used as a get-away car from the bank.

Police have since re-arrested the police officer Ken Kamwambi on two fresh counts of motor vehicle theft.

Chapola : We have re arrested the cop

Chapola : We have re arrested the cop

The cop was arrested as he was appearing before court in Mzuzu where he was waiting for authentication of sureties for his bail earlier granted by the court for the bank robbery case.

Almost 10 heavily armed police officers stormed the court to arrest him following a fresh warrant of arrest from Limbe Magistrate Court in Blantyre.

Northern Region Police spokesperson Maurice Chapola confirmed Kamwambi’s re-arrest following a fresh warrant of arrest issued by the magistrate’s court in Limbe, Blantyre.

“Kamwambi is suspected to have stolen a Toyota Ipsum, registration BR 6879, at Mudi Housing Estate in Limbe on July 27 2014. The vehicle belongs to JIF Khan,” said Chapola.

Chapola explained that the stolen vehicle was the same one used in the Mzuzu bank robbery and it will be used as exhibit in court for the bank robbery case.

“Kamwambi has also been re-arrested on another count of theft of a motor vehicle as he is suspected to have stolen a Toyota Corolla belonging to one Sagar Varia, an administrator at Chipiku Plus, Ginnery Corner in Blantyre,” added Chapola.

Apparently, before the bank robbery Kamwambi was already on wanted list by Limbe Police Station, according to the northern region police publicist.

Kamwambi has since been transferred  to Blantyre for prosecution.

His lawyer, George Kadzipatike, also confirmed the arrest, saying he has already worked on papers for bail application, which are to be filed in Blantyre.

“About 10 officers stormed the court to arrest him. Five of them were heavily armed and they waited for him outside as we were at the court finalising on sureties for the bail,” said Kadzipatike.

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36 thoughts on “Malawi bank robbery cop provided vehicle for the ‘hit’”

  1. Sips says:

    How did he pass all those roadblocks between Blantyre and Mzuzu without anyone noticing it was a stolen car? Malawi never ceases to amaze me

  2. Pamitu says:

    Ntchito ya anthu a ku south. Like president, shupiti.

  3. peter says:

    Malipiro awo ndi otchepa anthuwa. Kodi paja APM samati awaonjezera ndarama anthuwa, Dziri kuti nanga lero. A Police tiyeni tichite strike basi ndalama yathu ya pa mwezi ndiyochepesesa pa dziko lapasi pano

  4. gift says:

    Ameneyi tamudziwa coz wagwidwa, meaning there are a bunch of them out there. Danger2!!!!!!

  5. Chisyuli says:

    Jugment yake muzamvanso kut 3 yearz

  6. Mapuyamurupare says:

    Fake Police. A bunch of corrupt Crooks and Thieves.
    Together with Your President and Home affairs Minister.
    MXiiiiii

  7. Joseph Stima says:

    Amafunika Kuotchedwe Ameneyo

  8. Mr Nkhawa njee says:

    Why Police Officers are being involved in robbery? The reason is their monthly taking is not enough for them to earn a living. Please revise their salaries so that they should reduce being tempted. Just imagine a police office who is getting K45,000.00 as his/her monthly pay but he/she is guarding billions of monies so him/her not being tempted by these monies.

  9. bbk fame says:

    Choncho tikudalireni inu? mwatiwopsya kwambiri. zonsezi ndichifukwa chamalipiro ochepa. tawawonjezeraniko malipilowo adzisangalala kwinaku nkumatitetezazo.
    Apatu palibe chitetezo. Palinso police pamenepa?

  10. Ida says:

    A makhoti chonde tithandizeni don’t give bail to this man as he is a threat to society. More over the right to bail is not absolute. A state nanu lowetsani nkhani mu court. What type of evidence are u stil looking for?

  11. kukukuki says:

    Police officer on wanted list kikikiki koma eeee

  12. chanda says:

    Tipatseni tilange tokha mwati jaila mapolisi tikanamupeza tikanaotccatu ife

  13. jim nyirenda says:

    ameneyo alangidwe kaye osat belo angatithawe

  14. Honesty says:

    SO NOW WE ITS OPENLY SEEN THAT POLICEMEN ARE ALSO INVOLVED IN THEFT HUH! WE WERE WONDERING HOW COULD THIEVES STILL IN A ROW AREA AFTER AREA, AS IF IT WAS ON TIMETABLE. AND THESE POLICEMEN ARE SO TRICKY HUH, STEALING CARS FROM A FAR DIFFERENT CITY TO STEAL SOMEWHERE.
    ON THE OTHER HAND I BLAME THESE MULTIPARTY GOVERNMENTS FOR NOT CONSIDERING POLICEMEN WITH BIG PACKAGES FOR THEIR JOBS. THEY BEG TOO MUCH ON THE ROADS AND ITS EASY FOR THEM TO TARGET WHAT’S ON THE ROAD.

  15. mayira says:

    Please define to me the word wanted? Muntu sanasowe. Is within the Police service, akugwira ntchito mu Police momwemo and you say ali pa wanted. What do you mean?

  16. no name says:

    If I were a court official I would not dare to give bail to this suspect because he is a threat to society. I would also doubt whether no one was injured or lost his or her life in the robberies that he has done. Stealing two vehicles!!! It is so dangerous maybe its not only these vehicles. Is he not linked to other gang members. Think twice when you are considering bail. Ndangonena ine!!!

  17. James chilobwe says:

    Insteady of making our poor country to hv agood security,now police officers are busy stealing.what kind of a country is this?

  18. Galumgalu says; says:

    ku malawi a policeman kutsogolera mbava cfkwa chiani? Akulandira zochepa mboma zomwe sakutha kuthandiza banja lake. Aliyense ngwakuba kma sitinagwidwe. Ngat akuba president, nduna, ps, directors among others oti akulanira so much money wat more wth a junior lyk a policeman who z getting a peanut of income on monthly basis yet has a chain of dependants?

  19. Joomla says:

    How did this criminal find himself in the law enforcement agency? The police need to screen applicants to avoid recruiting criminals in its system otherwise it is embarrassing for the police to be keeping a hard core criminal like this in its rank and file.

  20. Achita bwino kupezeka,koma please asatulusidwe pa bell ameneyu.ngati mukufuna awulule kaye anzake,timaziwa kuti mbamva wowopya ndamene ali achitetezo makamaka a police omwewo.chitani zotheka kuti ena atengelepo mphunziro.

  21. mbambande chitenje cha mzimayi says:

    No bail for him pliz komanso all officers shud be investigated. Many are into these deals with robbers and its a sad development to the nation. Pitani pa PMF limbe and find out.

  22. bwititi says:

    Akapita asakabwerenso ameneyi.malomwachitetezo kumabanso? iwe oyipa ukafele komweko

  23. mathews says:

    A police officer on police most wanted list? KKkkkkkk koma tilidi pa nyasa!!

    1. Tipex says:

      Matthews this is indeed relly news! zitheka bwanji?????????

    2. Dambu says:

      Polisi ya pa nyasalandedi sure eshii! Munthu ali pa pay roll yawo yomwe akhaleso pa wanted list osangomugwira pokalandira salary yake bwanji? Mpaka wanted list munthu mukumudziwa pomwe amakhala, nyumba yake mukuidziwa, eshii! poor Nyasalande, shame!!

  24. Chindazi you are saying the truth, coz selling of the vehicle in Mphwiya case was recklessness at it’s best.

  25. Vyachalo says:

    A court nanu ndini mukukolezila a kuba. Munthu otele kumupasa bail ndiye kuti munthuyo akakumana ndigulu lake ndikupanga ma plan ane. Kuma munthu akaba nkhuku base no bail.

  26. za says:

    EZI ZAMANYI ZOPOSA ZENIZEN ACT MWATANI MUKUONJEZA KWAMBILI MBALA ZOUPSEZA CHITETEZO CHA MLW MUKUWAPATSA BELL ZOPOSA KOMA AKAKHALA OSAUKA NO BELL MUMAKANITSITSA MUVEKELE ENA ATENGELEKO PHUZILO ZOPOSA NOSE ACT APOLISI NDINU AKUBA CHILUNGAMO PALIBE PADZIKO PANO DIKILANI OWELOZA WACHILUNGAMO AKUBWELA(YESU)ADZAWELOZA MWACHILUNGAMO!!!

  27. Chindazi says:

    ….. the stolen vehicle will be used as exhibit in court for the bank robbery case……. my prayer is this car should not get lost the way the car in which Mphwiyo was short can not be found…….

    Let it be in Police custody till the case is finalized…. komaso a Police mumatha kusowesa katundu…..

    Next time you will hear that the car has been stolen from Police yard…kkkkkk

  28. They is nothing new here??? independent investigators like interpol or scotland yard should be invited the are many like him in the police service involved in criminal acts,its a tip of an iceberg,aulule anzake akhoba ena akupanga umbanda kubisalila mu unifolomu.

  29. They is nothing independent investigators like interpol or scotland yard should be invited the are like him in the police service involved in criminal acts,its a tip of an iceberg,aulule anzake akhoba ena akupanga umbanda kubisalila mu unifolomu.

  30. chisoni says:

    ameneyo please saliyekha and musayelekeze kumutulu pa bail aululure kaye amnzake.ifeyo timadalira inu apolice in terms of security koma zikupezeka kuti akuba ndinu nomwe nanga tikudalirana bwanji? Plz inspectors gwira ntchito yanu coz otere akupangisa ngati inuyo mukulephera job yanu.

    1. hate says:

      Zoona, ku PMF ku Limbe kuli Chimphango, zawo nzimodzi ndipo amapangila ma deal limodzi. Afufuzidwenso naye chonde. Amashaina kuti sangachotsedwe analembedwa nthcito ndi almwake, kuba kuli thoo

  31. freedom says:

    If kamwambi has these cases around him,then he does not deserve any kind of bail as he is a threat to the nation and he needs to be locked for 21 days in a maximum prison.
    please you courts do something that would set the would be offenders lesson.remember these are criminals with knowledge of the law.they knew what they were doing.

  32. yakoija says:

    was he still working or not

  33. Naopa says:

    Should we expect peace in the country when law enforcers are involved in such cases. Anyway they are human beings. No bail for him please!!!!!!!!!!!!

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