A minibus driver in the border district of Karonga is in the cooler for illegally aiding 27 Ethiopians into the country, police have confirmed.
Zebron Mvula, 23, was arrested Friday morning at a roadblock mounted just next to the North Rukuru River Bridge as he tried to enter the town of Karonga. He was driving a minibus registration number BU 111.
According to Karonga Police prosecutor Almakio Daka, two aiders who have been identified as Tanzanian and Malawian nationals escaped at the time police were making the arrests.
“We got a tip from the community that the minibus had aboard strange faces,” said Daka. “When we tracked it [the minibus], we really found the 27 Ethiopians on board.”
Daka said the minibus was in transit from Songwe border to Mzuzu City.
He added: “When they arrived at our roadblock [Rukuru], we found the Ethiopians and detained them plus the driver.”
The prosecutor said the driver will appear before court soon to answer charges of aiding and abetting illegal immigrants while the 27 Ethiopians will be charged with illegal entry.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :