Malawi Police launch manhunt after armed robbery at Mangochi DC’s office

Malawi Police are hunting for 12 unknown people who broke into 10 office rooms at Mangochi district commissioner’s (DC) office on Thursday night and stole assorted property and money.

Mangochi DC Nguluwe: His office broken into

Mangochi DC Nguluwe: His office broken into

Mangochi Police spokesperson Rodrick Maida said in an interview that the 12, who were armed with a rifle, stormed the offices and tied the guards at around midnight.

He said: “They broke into 10 offices, including the DC’s office and stole K473 000 cash, K24 000 worth of airtime vouchers, five laptops, one laptop bag and Master’s and Bachelor’s degree certificates in Public Administration belonging to the DC [Jack Nguluwe] and four promotion letters.

“They shot in the air several times to scare the community before stealing a Toyota Hilux twin cab registration 018 MG 033 belonging to the youth department.”

Maida said the robbers used the vehicle to get away from the scene and it was found abandoned at Nansenga along the Mangochi-Katema road.

He said value of the stolen items has not been calculated.

Maida said investigations are underway to trace and arrest the suspects and recover the stolen items.

He said once arrested, the 12 would answer charges of theft which is contrary to Section 301 of the Penal Code.

Mangochi has been riddled with incidents of crime of late and last weekend seven prisoners escaped from Mangochi prison using a hole they dug on the prison wall.

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16 thoughts on “Malawi Police launch manhunt after armed robbery at Mangochi DC’s office”

  1. One Day 2 Come says:

    That’s DPP gvnt! No wonder!

  2. Omex70 says:

    Now looking at the situation, what can Malawians do when they catch these animals if the police are failing their work? Mob justice is the only viable option. Eliminating 12 thieves from the face of the earth and Malawi in particular would be a great achievement as far as security is concerned. Those who are involved in robberies and theft have forfeited their capital (life) once caught by the community.

  3. Yao tribe says:

    Akuba ndi apolisiwo nanga neba kukhala polisi mbavazo osadzigwira..Zodabwitsa zedi

  4. Buyelekhaya says:

    Ku Mangochi kukuchitika zinthu zambiri zosakhala bwino. Khansala wina ‘adamubera’ MK2.8Million ku Resthouse! Kodi chisimo chosunga ndalama mu ofesi chikupitilirabe? Kalipo kalipo ndithu!

  5. paul kenman says:

    this is a shoot to kill situation…. no mercy

  6. Paul Harneck Banda says:

    Kusunga ma certificates ku office? Bwana DC munaganiza bwanji pamenepa? Ndiye akubawa anaomba mfuti pofuna kuophyeza anthu? Apolisi akumangochi amatani nthawi imeneyo popeza office ya DC sili kutali ndi police? Apolisiwa sanamve kulila kwa mfuti?

  7. che ntwiche says:

    bwana DC amakonzekela head cont,any way koma wy ma certificates nzanu anavutika kusala tulo ndikuwelenga inu mukatani nazo ngati pali dzina lanu plz fynd a way kawabwezeleni bwanawo

  8. Achiphwisi says:

    Police yathu ndiyodzidzira akanakhala oba nkhuku atamgwira kale.. Bola apange hire a g4s igwira

  9. bristol says:

    Can I conclude that those who escaped from Mangochi prison are behind this robbery. Kill one kill them all when found because these beasts are a nuisance to Malawi.

  10. jojo says:

    DC akuziwapo kathu Apolice pena pake kumamvetsesa nkhani pali zikuchiti timva kumapeto awake

  11. mukharapwio says:

    iwe ineyo,i support what u’ve said kuno timasapota ma thugs m’malo moteteza anthu omwe akupeza zao through honest work/toil.death setence to criminals whether through courts,shoot to kill or public lynching.anthu 12 onsewo olo m’modzi kugwidwapo ku Paris/Brussels with metropolitan populations they are getting even a single perpetrator of crime within hours kuno koma kuchinda ma hule a vakabu basi

  12. Licky Sinya says:

    So easter eve there was no police patrol in a town like Mangochi mpaka akuba kuswa ma office a boma omwe ali pa centre pa town a Police athu osadziwa,just waiting for a get away vehicle to be abandoned eish!!

  13. mulopwana mutokotoko says:

    This is retrogressive. Our police should hunt for these thugs and let them face the long arm of the Law.They deserve no mercy. On a lighter note,it is surprising that the DC was keeping his credentials in the office. WHY? Mr.Ngulube kunyumba kwatani kodi?Macertificate and promotion letters mu office? mukuopa chani osasunga kunyumba? Mwatidabwitsatu apamy Mwinanso dola yabedwayo inali ya DC wo kuthawitsa kunyumba mkazi asaone.Mapeto ake ndi amenewo zifwamba zanyamula.

  14. Kambuzi says:

    Bola mwaonetsa u seriousness a mangochi DC poyamba kufufuza kuti mbava zimenezi zigwidwe. Inu a news ndi a boma kafufuzeni ku MCDE ku ginnery corner nako katundu wa boma akubedwa ma office kuphwanyidwa mwezi ndi mwezi popanda ogwidwa ngakhale mmodzi. Zasanduka chizolowezi

  15. Ojambula says:

    Kkkkkkkkkk, much as its a bad experience, komano it’s laughable to note that one’s qualifications should be kept at the office.

  16. ineyo says:

    Apprehend and kill all of them! They are a nuisance to the society. I know someone will be against this opinion of mine but from the past experience that I have about armed robberies; these guys are merciless when it comes to Killing. they killed my cousin and ever since I don’t have any kind words for these thugs

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