Three people who formed a bogus agro dealer company- Chimwemwe agro dealers have been arrested in Malawi’s northern district of Mzimba where they are alleged to have swindled farmers of close to K15 million.
Mzimba police spokesperson Constable Gabriel Chiona identified the three as Moses Nkhata aged 39 Esther Mbale aged 34 and wife to Nkhata and 31 year old Isaac Saka.
“The three were using agriculture extension workers to introduce them to the farmers,” said constable Chiona.
The suspects swindled K3.5 million from farmers in Euthini, close to K5 million from farmers of Manyamula and undisclosed sums from farmers around Luvili , Jenda, Nkhamenya, Enfeni, Vibangalala and central business area in the district.
“They also duped civil servants in these areas promising them soft loans,” said constable Chiona.
The three were arrested by Mzimba central member of parliament Henry Mpofu Shaba who was concerned with the swindling which happened in his area where more than 1000 farmers were duped
Moses Nkhata comes from Mwajamanda village in the area of Inkosi Mabilabo, his wife Esther Mbale comes from Chingala Kadoko village in the area of traditional authority Kaluluma in Kasungu district and Isaac Saka is from Kathundu village in the area of Inkosi MzikubolaFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :